golden rule


golden rule

noun

the Golden Rule : a general rule for how to behave that says that you should treat people the way you would like other people to treat you

: an important rule to follow when you do something

Full Definition of GOLDEN RULE

1
capitalized G&R :  a rule of ethical conduct referring to Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31: do to others as you would have them do to you
2
:  a guiding principle

Examples of GOLDEN RULE

  1. I try to live by the Golden Rule.
  2. The golden rule in sales is to know your customer.

First Known Use of GOLDEN RULE

1753

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