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bend/stretch the rules

to allow someone to do something which is not usually allowed
делать исключение из правила
We don't usually let students take books home, but I'll bend the rules on this occasion.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviourAllowing and permitting
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