general rule


: a usual way of doing things
As a general rule, they offer a deal in such cases.

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Recent Examples on the Web As a general rule, the state aims to keep those payments below 4% of total spending. Jessie Opoien, Journal Sentinel, 17 Apr. 2024 But there are some exceptions to this general rule. Anuradha Rao, The Conversation, 1 Mar. 2024 Tip: The quality of your refrigerator water filter directly affects the quality of your ice, so as a general rule, replace your refrigerator water filter every six months. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 As a general rule with Oura, anything over 70 is optimal and 85 and above is excellent. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2024 As a general rule, Imax still makes up about half the PLF pie domestically, despite having less than half the overall screen count. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Apr. 2024 In gluten-free breads, the general rule of thumb is to use about 5% psyllium husk to the weight of flour, or 6 grams psyllium husk per 125 grams gluten-free flour. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 15 Mar. 2024 As a general rule, the more power the generator can provide, the bigger the price tag. Jim Cobb, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 The general rule is that to claim the home mortgage interest deduction, the property must be subject to a mortgage, and the property must be your principal or second residence. Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024

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“General rule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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