working rule

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Noun1.working rule - a rule that is adequate to permit work to be doneworking rule - a rule that is adequate to permit work to be done
rule, regulation - a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
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'It's a good working rule in life never to say anything straight out.
(79.) MRC, MSS 78/B0/9/8, NFBTO (London District) Working Rule Agreement, 1920; MSS 78/BO/9/10, NFBTO (London District) Working Rule Agreement, 1937; MSS 78/BO/9/14, NFBTO Working Rules of Worthing and District, 1919.
Steven Kovats, for the Home Office, said that, while everyone had sympathy for Smith, he did not meet the criteria for imminent death - the "working rule" being three months of life expectancy.
Marie resulted in the adoption of a principled working rule:
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Missing Persons of BiH Nikola PeriA!ic and Chairman of the Committee on Missing Persons of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Veljko Odalovic signed the Working Rules and Procedures for the Implementation of the Protocol on Cooperation in Search of Missing Persons between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Council of Ministers of BiH.
More than two-fifths (43%) of manufacturing, utilities and oil firms are relying on "gut feel" to gauge their exposure to new off-payroll working rules, a poll shows.
David Richter, of Coral Homes UK, said: "In general, I have no issues with the revised flexible working rules as long as it doesn't conflict with efficiency.
Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Alsheikh, the Shoura Council completed in its regular meeting held here this evening the new working rules. At the outset of the meeting, the Shoura Council Speaker...
A COUNCIL crackdown is under way after "repeated infringements" of flexible working rules by workers were discovered.
Will I be able to apply for changes in my working pattern under the flexible working rules?