work-to-rule

noun

Definition of work-to-rule

: the practice of working to the strictest interpretation of the rules as a job action

First Known Use of work-to-rule

1920


WORK-TO-RULE Defined for English Language Learners

work-to-rule

noun

Definition of work-to-rule for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


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work-to-rule

noun

legal Definition of work-to-rule

: the practice of working to the strictest interpretation of the rules as a job action

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