measuring stick


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Noun1.measuring stick - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervalsmeasuring stick - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
board rule - a measure used in computing board feet
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
ruler, rule - measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
size stick - a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot
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She needs to slam the brakes on using the Holocaust as her measuring stick in the world.
Management did not provide guidance for Q2 or the year and is communicating to investors to look at Q3 as the proper measuring stick for its sales force realignment, which is not overly surprising as these changes always take longer than expected, adds the analyst.
'I feel like San Miguel is the measuring stick for everyone especially in the all-Filipino Cup.
Put down the measuring stick. "So today, I put down the measuring stick and I thank you for this beautiful acknowledgment and the opportunity to know the value of my worth." -- IANS
Professionalism is an employers primary measuring stick, When looking for employees, we focus on professional qualities and not gender, - Ekaterina Rybakova, Co-Founder, President, Rybakov Foundation.
'If that is the case, then it is the only measuring stick or guideline we have,' said Tengku Razleigh.
Albion Rovers boss Brian Kerr believes Scottish Cup opponents St Johnstone will act as a measuring stick for his players.
This is a measuring stick of how people do in a game."
Momo Sissoko looked decent against Delhi Dynamos, although that isn't exactly a great measuring stick for the quality needed to play the Premier League.
They were measured once by a doctor then spend the rest of their lives using this info to insist their own height be the true and only accurate measuring stick for how tall everybody else is.
Even by his own perverse measuring stick, you could only conclude that the last six years of Tory austerity have harmed the economy, hit public services and hammered the poor.
The Fundraiser's Measuring Stick: Sizing Up the Attributes Board Members, Volunteers, and Staff Must Cultivate to Secure Big Gifts