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“as a (general) rule” in British English

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as a (general) rule

B2 usually:

As a general rule, I don't read detective novels.

(Definition of “as a (general) rule” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“as a (general) rule” in American English

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as a (general) rule

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As a general rule, we don’t allow children in here.

(Definition of “as a (general) rule” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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