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Re: David cooks the rules

Posted by RRC on May 15, 2008 at 15:04

In Reply to: Re: David cooks the rules posted by James Briggs on May 15, 2008 at 14:42:

: : : What does 'David cooks the rules' mean?

: : No Google hits for "David cooks the rules". Though without the quotes you get a lot of hits referring to the current American Idol contestant David Cook. Many people do seem to think he "rules!" as they keep voting for him. To say "something or someone rules!" is to say that they are the best or very good - it is the king and reigns over it's competitors. "This macaroni and cheese rules! It's the best I've ever had."

: Surely this has the same meaning as to 'cook the books', ie to falsify some information, probably originally a financial set of accounts. To 'cook the rules' means that you've unfairly/illegally modified a set of rules valid for a particular purpose.
: David seems to have done this, but without context, it's not possible to say what.

For what it's worth, there are only 2 Google hits for "cooked the rules" used in that way and none for "cooks the rules" or "cook the rules".