Idiom of the Week – Week 40

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“rule of thumb”: a general guideline or principle; Faustregel

Example 1:  Many people believe that being yourself is the best rule of thumb for most situations.

Example 2:  Do you agree with’s rule of thumb for how to dress for a job interview?

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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