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According to Hoyle


Follow the rules. Acting according to strict rules. Agreed-upon methods for social interacting, conducting business or competing in a game. The phrase refers to Edmund Hoyle, 1679-1769 British author of rules of
games such as playing cards, etc. (Compare to By the Book, As a rule, Go through channels or S.O.P.)

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