Origin of yardstick
Examples from the Web for yardstick
When decisions had to be taken, she attempted to guess what Albert would have done and used this as her yardstick.
The yardstick, in other words, is not how a Palestinian group treats its own people but how it treats Israel.
Like continuity, it provides a yardstick against which we can measure ourselves.9 Best Life Lessons From ‘How the Queen Can Make You Happy’|Tom Sykes|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That sense of sustained struggle provides the yardstick for judging Obama.
“$40 million, $50 million a year is excessive, no matter what the yardstick,” he says.He’s One of the Nation’s Highest-Paid CEOs—and You’ve Never Heard of Him|Gary Rivlin|January 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The yardstick, the half bushel, and the coining of money are all devices to facilitate exchanges.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
It uses the welfare of man as the yardstick of measure rather than treating the subjects under the head of natural resources.Industrial Progress and Human Economics|James Hartness
It is about, I would say it was shorter than a yardstick, yes.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Hold a yardstick or meter stick beside the tube, remembering to keep the tube straight up and down.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
Let the general good be our yardstick on every great issue of our time.