according to Hoyle

according to Hoyle
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. & adv. by the book, comme il faut, kosher. See rightness, conformity.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) Sl. according to the ultimate authority, according to the guy who wrote the rule book, an idiom derived from card game expert Edmond Hoyle.
We are proceeding correctly, according to Hoyle.
SYN.: according to rule, *by the book, *by the numbers, correct, indisputable, according to the highest authority, gospel.

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