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Exception and rule

Posted by R. Berg on February 23, 2004

In Reply to: Phrases posted by Aron on February 23, 2004

: I am trying to find the meaning of this phrase "exception and not the rule" or the other way around "the rule and not the exception". Thank you

Neither of those is a standard phrase that I know of. There's a saying "The exception proves the rule," in which "proves" has the old meaning of "tests."