bend a rule


: to not be strict or exact about following a rule
She's not really quite old enough to be admitted as a member, but she's very close, so I think we can bend the rule(s) a little in her case and let her in now.

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Recent Examples on the Web Our Spanish friends have suggested that if there’s a way to bend a rule, a Spaniard will be the first to figure out how. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2023

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“Bend a rule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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