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ground rule

A basic guideline or governing principle of procedural conduct in a given situation or endeavor. Often used in the plural ("ground rules"). The phrase is a reference to baseball, in which different ballparks have specific ground rules that govern play for that particular field. Before we begin the debate, let's establish some ground rules about what may and may not be discussed OK, class, here are the ground rules: no talking during class and no cell phones. Follow those and you'll stay on my good side.
See also: ground, rule

ground rules

Basic guidelines or governing principles of procedural conduct in a given situation or endeavor. A reference to baseball, where the ground rules govern the rule of play specific to different ballparks. Before we begin the debate, let's establish some ground rules about what may and may not be discussed.
See also: ground, rule
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Ground Rule #3: Every person in the firm should know what is expected of them, how their role fits into the whole, and how their performance will be measured.
During the gulf conflict, Lowy said, the Pentagon interpreted ground rules and guidelines very broadly, to discourage or outright censor anything that was reflecting negatively on U.
News organizations strongly believe that journalists will abide by clear operational security ground rules.
The main recommendations from CMAs final report include: All sites should follow our ground rules.
The ground rules will be set in writing before the players leave for the Ashes in Australia this winter.
I think he is setting some ground rules for his future with Kate," the Daily Express quoted Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, as saying.
The document adds, however, "These ground rules recognize the right of the media to cover military operations and are in no way intended to prevent release of derogatory, embarrassing, negative, or uncomplimentary information.
However, reading that daily newspapers are grasping with the ground rules in this endeavor serves as a valuable reminder to trade publications that they need to encourage their "citizen journalists" to stay involved.
The league's general managers established the ground rules for the dispersal in a Thursday conference call.
A huge part of being successful within a corporation is managing your boss and coworkers by determining the unspoken ground rules of the company's culture.
9th, delegates adopted the ground rules for administering the Kyoto Protocol and reached agreement on text for future action.
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For instance, black parents are more likely than white parents to set ground rules regarding tobacco use for their children, and are less likely to assume that teens will inevitably experiment with smoking.
The same ground rules were set for each group, being the general rules of polite communication such as turn taking, no offensive language and respecting different opinions.