
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 useful general principle or method based on practical experience rather than scientific proof. 
rule out 
to remove from consideration. 
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. 

