: the practice by workers of refusing to do any work that is not strictly required as a part of their jobs in order to protest something (such as unfair working conditions)
: the practice of working to the strictest interpretation of the rules as a job action
First Known Use of WORK-TO-RULE
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up work-to-rule? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).