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run the rule over

Examine carefully and thoroughly.
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The captain used to to run the rule over every new recruit, like a protective father inspecting the boy his darling daughter had brought home to tea. He was obsessive about it.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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repasar la regla

renverser la règle

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