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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 ?
Over this Land I ruled in peace for many years, until I grew old and longed to see my native city once again.
The sense of the value of "ruling and being ruled in turn" is derived from the experience that the ruler may use his power to subordinate the lives of the citizens of the state not to the common good but to his own private purposes.
Norman bishops and abbots ruled in church and monastery.
Judge John Coughenour ruled in favor of Torres, and the INS agreed to allow Torres to have an attorney present during his hearing.
District Judge Jennifer Coffman ruled in May of 2000 that the three counties may not sponsor Ten Commandments displays.
Steinmeyer III of the Second District has ruled in favor of a coalition of health care companies fighting the state of Florida's fee cap legislation.