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Noun Concept
Categories: English phrases, Rules
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rule of thumb  guideline  guidepost
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A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior WordNet 3.0
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A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
The English phrase rule of thumb refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. Wikipedia
An informal rule Wikipedia Disambiguation
A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour. Wiktionary
Non-specific rule or principle. Wiktionary (translation)
Anything that provides guidance; a guideline. Wiktionary
A general guideline, rather than a strict rule; an approximate measure or means of reckoning based on experience or common knowledge. Wiktionary
General guideline rather than a strict rule. Wiktionary (translation)
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He considered the Ten Commandments more a guideline than a requirement. Wiktionary
The usual rule of thumb says that to calculate when an investment will double, divide 70 by the interest rate. Wiktionary