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    #1

    rule of thumb

    What does "a good rule of thumb" mean? I think I've also read 'rule of thumb".

    Thanks in adance.

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    #2

    Re: rule of thumb

    I think it best translates as:

    "as a general rule"

    For example:

    "As a rule of thumb, I always go to bed early when I have to work the next day."

    If you have any further questions, feel free to ask

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