the exception rather than the rule

Definition of the exception rather than the rule

  1. :  not common or usual :  not often done, seen, or happening :  rare Friendly customer service seems to be the exception rather than the rule nowadays.

Word by Word Definitions

exceptionplay
  1. :  the act of excepting :  exclusion

    :  one that is excepted

    :  a case to which a rule does not apply

ratherplay
  1. :  with better reason or more propriety :  more properly

    :  more readily or willingly :  preferably

    :  more correctly speaking

ruleplay
  1. :  a prescribed guide for conduct or action

    :  the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

    :  an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. :  to exert control, direction, or influence on

    :  to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

    :  to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily


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