procrustean rule


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Noun1.procrustean rule - a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
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When you have a Procrustean rule based on the calendar, what do you do with those who live to teach?