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yardstick

noun aspect, benchmark, borderline indiiation, boundary, confinement, dictate, dimension, formula, gauge, general guideline, guide, guideline, idea, instruction, key, limitation, margin, marker, measure, outer limits, parameter, perimeter, restraint, restriction, rule, specific, standard
See also: criterion
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This is empowerment you can measure with a yard stick," said Dr.
If the appointment mechanism as is being proposed is government dominated, if CBI is government controlled then Lokpal will itself loose it's strength and relevance, that is something we are not going to accept and therefore we are going to judge it very closely and at times even harshly the government draft on the yard stick of what we have said in our dissent note," said Jaitley.
This can be done with an "off the shelf" carpenter's ruler, a yard stick or a customer caliber system of some type.
We are happy to have been associated with the awards and I personally feel that the mBillionth Awards is an important yard stick for all mobile service providers in the region of South Asia.
The winner is a fair yard stick in races of this nature and while the selection has to shoulder top weight, he may credit Vinny Keane with a welcome change of luck.
As an exercise in bureaucracy it would appeal to the most dedicated geek stalking the lanes of North Wales with a yard stick, map and geometry set, but for the average consumer it makes little sense except in a mere handful of instances.
Improved since being stepped up to middle distances on last two starts, both round here, winning well from a solid yard stick before being more inconvenienced than most by ridiculously slow pace when going for follow-up last week.
Coventry are a big name in the first division and that is what we are aspiring to be, so we will use it as a good yard stick to see how far away we are from becoming a top-eight side in Division One.
Each market has its own yard stick based on the country's population.
Buy one roll and cut along the line, using a yard stick and box knife to make yards and yards of wallpaper border.