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English definition of “work-to-rule”

work-to-rule

verb     /ˌwɜːk.təˈruːl/ US  /ˌwɝːk-/
work to rule to arrange and perform a work-to-rule: So far , the dustmen have not resorted to a strike but are working to rule .Industrial actionWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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