English Idioms The Weekly Idiom: As a rule
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Definition:

Generally, normally

Example Dialogue:

A: How about some wine with the meal?
B: I'm sorry, as a rule I don't drink alcohol during the week.
A: Too bad. It would really complement the fish you're having.

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Comments
12 years, 3 months ago by Mike Huskins # 228
As a rule, I think that everyone should follow your practice of telling the truth. Good use of the idiom. I hope that you continue to practice.
10 years, 8 months ago by phucna # 630
i wonder that the idiom \"as a rule\" is used in normal context, writing. Is that right?
10 years, 8 months ago by David Rogers # 631
You can use \"as a rule\" when either speaking or writing.

Best,

-David
10 years, 7 months ago by ibrahim # 665
As a rule of thump, you need to practice as least 5 hrs before you go to the interview
10 years, 7 months ago by ibrahim # 666
As a rule, we need to obey the law
10 years, 7 months ago by ibrahim # 667
irrespective of the consequences, as a rule we say the truth
9 years, 4 months ago by babou # 835
as a rule I don't eat heavy meal before I go to bed
7 years, 2 months ago by Asaad # 1167
As a rule I don't interfere in otherers affaires.
7 years, 2 months ago by Lorena Brandizzi # 1168
As a rule, I eat my breakfast at 8:00 AM.
6 years, 9 months ago by tema # 1201
idont know how to use this site in usefull way please to how use it
6 years, 6 months ago by kalpesh # 1213
As a rule i do fasting every sunday , so i can't roam out..

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