He worked on no rule-of-thumb method as so many of his comrades did.
Accurate knowledge is a good thing, but rule-of-thumb experience is often thought to be better.
Life in general was a pitifully unorganised, rule-of-thumb affair in those days.
It is servility to rule-of-thumb criteria, and a dullness of perception, a timidity in acceptance.
All the power of his intelligence, all the rule-of-thumb derived from his practice, is devoted to this alone.
He understood the principles of piano construction, and was, therefore, no rule-of-thumb man.
Folks got to know, by a sort of rule-of-thumb, truths which scientifically they were unable to learn.
With such a rule-of-thumb reckoning, you are likely to remain as much in the dark as before.
The majority of hacienda structures were skillfully mortared in stone block cantera (limestone) by rule-of-thumb.
Mr. Thacher characterizes the writer's method of calculating reinforced concrete chimneys as rule-of-thumb.
A practical principle that comes from the wisdom of experience and is usually but not always valid: “When playing baseball, a good rule of thumb is to put your best hitter fourth in the batting order.”