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rule in

To decide definitively that something will or can possibly happen. (Used especially—and somewhat redundantly—in the phrase "not ruled in or ruled out.") Look, nothing has been ruled in or ruled out at this stage, so we just have to wait until the doctors have more information to work with. We'll neither rule in nor rule out the possibility of a shakeup in management if this branch's profits continue to fall.
See also: rule
References in classic literature ?
But, at that time," said the Wizard, thoughtfully, "there were two Good Witches and two Wicked Witches ruling in the land.
That's why gender activists say a groundbreaking preliminary, court ruling in favor of a 15-year-old transgendered female student from Brockton, Mass.
In a televised discussion of the ruling in Havana, University of Havana law professor Jose Luis Toledo faulted the panel for continuing to recognize "the kidnapper" Lazaro Gonzalez as "next of friend" representing Elian, despite the panel's own statements that only the father could speak for Elian.
The commission is expected to issue its ruling in a few months.
Ruling in favor of the insurance company, the court sum that the policyholder was under sufficient notice regarding changes in the policy given differences in the deductible, a change in the premium, and the fact that notice was given to an agent.
The ratings were placed on Rating Watch on March 5, 2004 following VTA's announcement of an adverse ruling in a reinsurance arbitration dispute.