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rule of thumb - a means of estimation made according to a rough and ready practical rule, not based on science or exact measurement;

I usually work by rule of thumb.

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2011-07-22 16:35:28
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2011-07-29 06:33:30
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2011-07-29 17:25:11
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2011-08-01 13:45:35
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2011-08-17 07:11:31
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2011-08-18 17:02:41
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2011-09-03 09:08:23
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2011-10-10 01:43:10
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2011-10-11 15:18:36
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2011-10-17 17:21:21
mohsen falsafi wrote:
A good rule of thumb is that you could master idioms by learning one every day rather than dealing with a large number within a short period of time. Thanks a million.

2011-10-20 05:17:24
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2011-10-28 07:08:53
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2011-10-31 15:41:09
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2011-11-11 18:48:55
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2011-11-18 01:59:57
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2011-11-19 07:20:21
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2011-11-22 11:01:29

2011-12-05 14:36:16
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2011-12-08 19:20:22
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2011-12-12 07:08:22
neda wrote:
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2011-12-20 12:49:28
now type your name wrote:
hi thanks.

2011-12-21 08:00:19
pradeep wrote:

Really I'm happy with your tips, meanwhile I'm anticipating your support to improve my written communication............

2011-12-22 06:36:28
now type your name wrote:
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2011-12-26 06:42:00
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2011-12-29 15:47:30
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2012-01-18 07:35:13
azazkhan wrote:
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2012-02-12 22:35:25
Dina mohammadi wrote:
very nice.

2012-02-16 20:44:30
mahshid radhoush wrote:
I think we'd better to obey the rules of thumb more

2012-02-22 10:02:05
Akosua wrote:
thank u

2012-02-22 22:44:54
richard awuku wrote:
Brand new one.Thanks

2012-02-25 06:41:36
now type your name wrote:
thank u

2012-02-28 19:12:48
amir hamta wrote:
very nice
A good rule of thumb is that your site has million viewrs
please describe your idiom with more examples
thank you very much

2012-03-03 16:59:56
mado medo wrote:
so useful

2012-03-26 19:27:26
now type your name wrote:

2012-04-10 22:11:11
jyoti wrote:

2012-04-21 09:59:25
Daw Khin Myo Kyi wrote:
Thanks, when finished, you can know. when not finished, estimation can be done.

2012-04-23 16:34:16
Prashanth C wrote:

2012-05-04 07:02:30
farah riaz wrote:

2012-05-11 07:11:05
Soe Ohnmar Khin wrote:

2012-05-25 15:01:00
now type your name wrote:
This is very good to learn idioms. Please use in three four sentences so that meaning of the idiom becomes clear.

2012-05-25 15:01:27
now type your name wrote:
Muhammad Yaqoob khan

2012-05-29 19:54:59
Mian Younis Hussain wrote:

2012-06-30 07:30:18
hasn wrote:
thakz a lot,it'd be much better if you could send more examples than v can understand &use it more&more

2012-07-13 01:51:47
Kumarasinghe wrote:
Thank you,now I use idioms when I comments on Facebook.

2012-08-15 19:03:47
Iqra wrote:
thank you very much

2012-08-15 19:04:35
Iqra wrote:
i like these idioms

2012-08-31 17:43:45
tamanna wrote:
please send us more idioms with applications

2012-09-28 10:55:14
xasan wrote:
i love the way you explain idioms, but we need to hear its pronuncition.

2012-11-11 07:14:58
Tulasiram Prajapati wrote:

2013-07-21 07:45:43
yarish wrote:
please do not not undermine the rule of thumb working ability of a person............

2014-03-22 07:58:45
now type your name wrote:
please give a clear example of "the rule of thumb"

2016-01-05 09:10:50
now type your name wrote:

2016-04-26 04:05:10
Pranoy Kovuri wrote:
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2016-10-05 19:38:05
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