noun(in phrase according to Hoyle)
According to plan or the rules.
More example sentences
- So today, play by the rules and live your life according to Hoyle.
- The Ethics Commission, you'll recall, is the 10-year-old agency that decides whether the activities - particularly those involving campaign money - of the city's 18 elected officials are played according to Hoyle.
- Appoint some FBI lady to make sure things are done according to Hoyle.
early 20th century: from the name of Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769), English writer on card games.
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