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yardstick

a graduated stick, one yard long, used for measurement
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He said consultations will continue with the Sudanese journalists union and other parties until a full agreement is reached on the law that would be the yard stick in matters of rhe press and publication.
This insignificant transaction should not be used as a yard stick for bringing down the market capitalisation of a strong, well performing company."
wants to broad base that yard stick to introduce economic tests for all the current 27 member states.
By utilizing this enhanced level of consumer insights, CCS will become the yard stick for developing and measuring integrated communication strategies, not limiting to media optimization but will also help clients on business planning, new product development & segmentation."
Don't hold your breath if past performance is a yard stick.
However, according to standards such as DIN EN IS012373-5 and ASTM B 457-67, the admittance (Y) of a capacitor in which the anodic oxide film forms the dielectric is a good yard stick of sealing quality.
As a yard stick, it is generally wise to apply the same level of scrutiny to oneself before laying claim to any moral superiority over anyone else.
Republic of Ireland are our yard stick. They will be in Poland and Ukraine next month for the European Championship finals.
"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.
Recommendations are not mandates, and if you recall what happened with the Nurse Reinvestment Act, it takes action to implement an agenda for change, and for these recommendations to become actualized, nursing leaders need to carry a big stick--a big yard stick. This is merely an analogy, but it is used to represent the need to measure change.
Since we can never access the actual discounts given by the publications to their clients Au the same publisher varies the rates charged to their clients for similar ads from issue to issue, month to month and also from client to client Au the official rate cards form the yard stick for the survey.