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according to Hoyle


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  • phrase idiomatic In strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.


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Eponymous of Edmond Hoyle, an early author on the subject of card gaming.


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  • Edmond Hoyle (1672 – 29 August 1769 was a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his generally perceived authority on the subject; since that time, use of the phrase has expanded into general use in situations in which a speaker wishes to indicate an appeal to a putative authority.

    September 27, 2017