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red book

red book Meaning any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles. analogically, an authoritative … Read on

bring someone to book

Meaning: make somebody accountable for their conduct.

Example: If Jessica continues with this behavior, I will have no choice but to bring her to book. Read on

behind bars

Meaning: to be in jail or prison

Example: Before the end of this year, Harrison will be behind bars for his crimes. Read on

stand your ground

Meaning: not retreat

Example: We stood our ground on the footpath, and then eventually, all the cows moved away. Read on

zero tolerance

Meaning: denial to allow rebellious activities, usually by rigid and strict application of the rules;

Example: There is zero tolerance towards any gender bias in this company. Read on

rule of thumb

Meaning: a principle that is kept to

Example: As a rule of thumb, I do not start a new project on Fridays. Read on

de facto

Meaning: existing in fact

Example: English is de facto the common language of much of the world today. Read on

de jure

Meaning: having a right or existence as stated by law

Example: The president aims to create a de jure one-party state. Read on

the benefit of the doubt

Meaning: regards a person as innocent unless confirmed otherwise

Example: Let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she is right. Read on

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cut and dried

Meaning: ready-made

Example: The rules in our school are cut and dried. Everyone is expected to follow them. Read on

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