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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.
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One such step is to tighten the rules in section 163(j).
TEI requested an update on the type of guidance contemplated and whether rules in respect of nonqualified deferred compensation plans would be similar to the May 2002 regulations issued under section 457.
It's like [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] changing the rules in the middle of the ball game." He says Hawaii is being punished for problems created in other states.
Nevertheless, the reviewer examined CI for compliance with the rules in The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.
Operating in an environment where one country imposes stringent rules that other countries do not accept places the taxpayer in an untenable position of complying with the rules in the most stringent jurisdiction (often to the detriment of other countries), accepting the exposure to double taxation, or both.