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rule OK

To be the best; to be the most dominant or in control; to be the most favoured or supported by the public. (Used originally in relation to football clubs or local gangs in graffiti writing.) Primarily heard in UK. Someone had come with a can of black spray paint and crossed out the big "Leeds Rules OK" that was painted on the side of the school. But in this part of the country, the conservatives rule OK with almost no opposition.
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But Michael, who was speaking to the Radio Times, said other types of eyebrowraising behaviour were ruled OK.
THEY SHOULD BE SHOT' COMMENT IS RULED OK TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's comment that striking public sector workers "should be shot" did not breach broadcasting rules, TV watchdog Ofcom has ruled.
This coincidence between architectural and commercial quality is a new and reassuring phenomenon for Sydney, where (with the exception of Harry Seidler's towers) trash has traditionally ruled OK.
Maybe we can return to the happy days when men ruled OK by just getting rid of coursework.