bend/stretch the rules


bend/stretch the rules
bend/stretch the rules
to allow the rules to be broken in a way that is not very serious: »

Is it acceptable to lie, cheat, or just bend the rules a little in order to succeed in our highly competitive world?

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In special cases the manager will stretch the rules.

Main Entry: rule

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • stretch the rules — bend/stretch/the rules phrase to allow something that is not normally allowed I’m not asking anyone to bend the rules, I just want justice to be done. Thesaurus: to allow something that is not usually allowedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stretch the rules — bend/stretch the rules to do something or to allow someone to do something which is not usually allowed. We don t usually let students take books away, but I m willing to bend the rules on this occasion …   New idioms dictionary

  • bend the rules — bend/stretch the rules ► to allow the rules to be broken in a way that is not very serious: »Is it acceptable to lie, cheat, or just bend the rules a little in order to succeed in our highly competitive world? »In special cases the manager will… …   Financial and business terms

  • bend the rules — bend/stretch the rules to do something or to allow someone to do something which is not usually allowed. We don t usually let students take books away, but I m willing to bend the rules on this occasion …   New idioms dictionary

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