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go by sth

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(FOLLOW)

to follow something or be shown the way by something: I'm sorry, madam, but we have to go by the rules.

(BASE)

to base an opinion, decision, or judgment on something: What do you go by when you're deciding whether or not to employ someone? Going by what she said yesterday, I would say she's about to resign. If past experience is anything to go by, he'll completely ignore our suggestions and then change his mind at the last minute.
(Definition of go by sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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