
Multiword Results
caliper rule 
a graduated rule with one jaw that slides and one that is fixed. 
gag rule 
a rule or law that restricts discussion of a particular topic, as in a legislative body. 
golden rule 
a rule of conduct that is usu. phrased "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". 
ground rule 
(usu. pl.) basic rules governing the behavior in a given situation, esp. as concerns the playing of a game on a particular field, course, or court. 
home rule 
the principle or practice of selfgovernment by the citizens of a country, state, or city, esp. as granted by a controlling authority. 
rule of three 
the method of finding the fourth term of a mathematical proportion when three terms are given, the product of the first and fourth terms being equal to the product of the second and third. 
rule of thumb 
a general rule or method based on practical experience rather than scientific proof. [2 definitions] 
rule out 
to decide not to include in the set of choices. 
rule the roost 
to dominate or control one's family or associates. 
selfrule 
selfgovernment. 
slide rule 
a calculation device, consisting of a ruler with a sliding middle piece, both sides and the middle piece being marked with different number scales. 

