rule sth/sb out

rule sth/sb out
Ⅰ.
UK US rule sth/sb out
Phrasal Verb with rule({{}}/ruːl/ verb
to decide or state that something is impossible or will not happen, or that something or someone is not suitable: »

The management seems to have ruled him out as a candidate for promotion.

»

The CEO said she could not rule out further job cuts.

»

We would not rule out the possibility of re-entering the B2C market if conditions change.

Ⅱ.
UK US rule sth out
Phrasal Verb with rule({{}}/ruːl/ verb
to prevent something from happening: »

The warehouse fire has ruled out any chance that we will make a profit this year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • rule sb/sth out — Ⅰ. UK US rule sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with rule({{}}/ruːl/ verb ► to decide or state that something is impossible or will not happen, or that something or someone is not suitable: »The management seems to have ruled him out as a candidate for… …   Financial and business terms

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