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according to Hoyle

According to accepted standards or rules. The phrase refers to 17th-century British writer Edmond Hoyle, who wrote extensively on the rules of card games. According to Hoyle, this is the proper way to change a tire. I refuse to propose to my boyfriend. The man is supposed to propose to the woman, according to Hoyle.
See also: accord

according to Hoyle

according to the rules; in keeping with the way something is normally done. (Alludes to the rules for playing games. Edmond Hoyle wrote a widely used book with rules for card games. This expression is usually used for something other than games.) That's wrong. According to Hoyle, this is the way to do it.
See also: accord

according to Hoyle

In keeping with established rules; on the highest authority, as in The tax records are in excellent order, all according to Hoyle. Edmond Hoyle (1679-1769) of England, author of books of rules for card games, was so highly regarded that numerous writers used his name on their own rule books, even for games that had not been invented by the time of Hoyle's death, so that his name became synonymous with any rules.
See also: accord

according to Hoyle

according to plan or the rules.
Edmond Hoyle ( 1672–1769 ) wrote a number of authoritative books about whist and other card games; his name, at first synonymous with expert opinion on card games, became a metaphor for the highest authority in all fields.
1989 Tom Bodett The End of the Road His divinely inspired plan had gone exactly according to Hoyle. He'd fooled them.
See also: accord

according to Hoyle

In accord with the prescribed rules or regulations.
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