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British Dictionary definitions for work-to-rule

work-to-rule

noun
  1. a form of industrial action in which employees adhere strictly to all the working rules laid down by their employers, with the deliberate intention of reducing the rate of working
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verb work to rule
  1. (intr) to decrease the rate of working by this means
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