make it a rule to do something
make it a rule to (do something)
To insist on doing something that one considers proper, beneficial, or appropriate. I make it a rule to treat my staff to a big night out three times a year to keep them happy. You should make it a rule to back up your computer once a month at the very least!
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make it a ˈrule to do somethingalways do something because you think it is a good idea or the right thing to do: I make it a rule to invite all my students to a party at my house once a year.
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