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golden rule

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Definition of golden rule in English:

noun

1A basic principle which should always be followed to ensure success in general or in a particular activity.
Example sentences
  • The North West Coastguard advises anyone venturing in to the Bay to follow the golden rules to ensure they do not become another victim of its treacherous sands.
  • There are some golden rules to follow when choosing a hat.
  • Those are two basic golden rules, and they appear to me to be a matter of logic.
1.1The biblical rule of ‘do as you would be done by’ (Matt. 7:12).
Example sentences
  • We've still got church and sacraments, after all; we've got scripture and prayer; we've still got the golden rule and the Ten Commandments.
  • This could include everything from telling the truth, fulfilling commitments and promises, and treating others as you would like to be treated; in other words, the golden rule.
  • What Rachel teaches us is the virtue of following the universal golden rule - treat others as you would want others to treat you.

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