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do's and don'ts

The general rules and regulations of a given activity, operation, or situation. Before you begin your first day working for us, there are a few important do's and don'ts that I need to familiarize you with. Tom doesn't understand the basic do's and don'ts of social etiquette.
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a rum do

dated An odd, strange, or surprising occurrence, situation, or turn of events, especially one that might be considered somewhat disreputable or distasteful. Primarily heard in UK. A young man taking a wife so much older than himself? My word, what a rum do that is! Well, this is a rum do, if I've ever seen one. The kitchen porter has just been made the head chef!
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dos and don'ts

rules about what you must do and what you must not do in a particular situation In the back of the guide there's a list of the dos and don'ts of local etiquette.
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a rum do

  (British old-fashioned)
if a situation is a rum do, it is strange and people often do not approve of it All three of his ex-wives still live with him. It's a rum do if you ask me.
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do's and don'ts

Rules or customs concerning some activity, as in It's important to know the do's and don'ts of diplomatic receptions. This expression alludes to what one should and should not do or say. [c. 1900]
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CLR offers two products: one for DOS and one for Windows 95.
Get the DOS software that does the job - but first extract a promise from the vendor to upgrade you to Windows at no additional cost when you're ready for it, and to assist you in training your personnel to use it, as they would for a new purchaser.
SigmaStat for DOS, Windows (including Windows networks), and Macintosh provides a wide range of statistical calculations, including ANOVA, correlation, chi square, and linear or nonlinear regression analyses.
However, to achieve integration between the federal and multiple state modules, the DOS version requires that preparers enter codes for many items.
GoSystem fx, whose DOS and Windows versions are shipped only on CD-ROM, is a comprehensive program that provides support for all states (for residents, part-year residents and nonresidents) in all modules, as well as a number of cities, counties and municipalities.
Gibbons, the current White House Science Advisor and head of OSTP notes that "this administration unequivocally opposes the creation of a DOS of the kind now being discussed.
We're delighted that the DOS Compatibility Card for Power Macintosh 6100 supports NetWare," said Richard King, executive vice president, NetWare Systems Group for Novell, Inc.
To create a live link with spreadsheet data in WordPerfect for DOS, select File, Text In, Spreadsheet and Create Link.
Ideally suited for home office and small business users, where being able to work in multiple computing environments is needed, the Macintosh Quadra 610 DOS Compatible computer enables users to easily switch from the Macintosh computer environment to DOS and back again with just the touch of two keys.
Enter Unix, a highly flexible operating system that can replace both DOS and network software, handling any mix of mainframes and stand-alone PCs or computers and terminals on a network.
s (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) Macintosh Quadra 610, DOS Compatible and FireWire technologies top honors at Comdex/Fall.
Recently a small but technically superior competitor has emerged--Digital Research's DR DOS.
Packed with the powerful Motorola 68LC040 and an Intel486 SX microprocessors, the Macintosh Quadra 610, DOS Compatible version computer is being designed to enable users to run Macintosh, DOS and Windows applications.
01 or higher running under DOS (required); supports laser printing.