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.
Our contract with SAG has a provision which says they cannot implement a working rule that violates our collective bargaining agreement,'' said AMPTP President J.
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.