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prepositional phrase

  1. [idiomatic] In strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.


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Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

Let's stop mucking about and do the job properly, according to Hoyle. Edward Cocker's Arithmetick (1664) was for many years the bestseller of its day, going into more than a hundred editions, and much referred to for rulings on subjects under ...

Google previewHoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games (2013)

Rules of All the Basic Games and Popular Variations by Walter B. Gibson

"According to Hoyle" is the card-table synonym for Correct --a definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations.

Google previewThe Dictionary of ClichŽs (2013)

A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes by Christine Ammer

according to Hoyle On highest authority, in keeping with established rules. Edmond Hoyle, an Englishman born in 1679and buriedin1769, wrote short treatises on ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

according to Hoyle according to plan or the rules. The expression comes (in the early 20th century) from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial Phrases, Found in Literary Sources of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2005)

by George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder

To play according to Hoyle ( MP ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

according to Hoyle In a way that adheres to the rules relating to a particular activity. Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769) was an English authority on games. ace in the hole A secret advantage, or some kind of resource kept until needed. It refers to a ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

according See according to Cocker; according to Hoyle; according to one's lights at LIGHT2. account ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

accordance with, in keeping with, in step; according to, consistent with, as usual; of course, as a matter of course; pro forma, for form's sake, by the book, according to rule, according to Hoyle; to scale; for example, for instance, for one [ thing].

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2002)

by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil

according to Hoyle (Hoyl) With strict adherence to a set of rules; fairly and honorably: "We don't want to lose this case over any legal technicalities; everything must be done strictly according to Hoyle." Hoyle was the author of a book on the ...

Google previewThe American Slang Dictionary (1891)

by James Maitland

Every card-player knows the expression, "According to Hoyle," supreme authority on games of chance. Account, of ...

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