Definition of 'yardstick'
Example sentences containing 'yardstick'
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Is league success still the yardstick for big clubs? Times, Sunday Times (2007)That remains the yardstick by which change here should properly be measured. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Companies ought to be obliged to show how their numbers stack up against the yardstick used by others. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Net based on the views of 2,500 trainees and newly qualified solicitors is a good yardstick. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Friends and neighbours will have their own recommendations and they're often as good a yardstick as any. The Sun (2009)As the English quartet were all away from home there was a pretty simple yardstick to measure performance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I imagine other lenders use a similar yardstick. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was highly respected as an artist and his art remains the yardstick by which English painters can measure themselves and their work. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Unless we determine what will be measured and what the yardstick of measurement in an area will be, the area itself will not be seen. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)New Zealand in June will provide the true yardstick. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The yardstick for ministerial success, then, becomes accumulation rather than changed lives. Christianity Today (2000)But they remain the yardstick for their successors 11. One to watch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They provide the yardstick, while Australia will make their current ranking of sixth look daft before the year is out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His mount edged slightly left but powered away inside the final furlong to score by almost three lengths from a good yardstick in Jungle Cat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. yardstick is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'yardstick'
British English: yardstick NOUN
If you use someone or something as a yardstick, you use them as a standard for comparison when you are judging other people or things.
The book gives a yardstick for measuring assets.
Definition of yardstick from the Collins English Dictionary
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