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Hoyle

 (hoil)
n.
A reference book of rules for card games and other indoor games.
Idiom:
according to Hoyle
In accord with the prescribed rules or regulations.

[After Edmond Hoyle (1672?-1769), British writer on games.]

according to Hoyle

In a way that adheres to the rules relating to a particular activity. Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769) was an English authority on games.
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