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a means by which individuals are compared and judged

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a measure or standard used for comparison

a ruler or tape that is three feet long

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He cited the number of advertising pages in the newspaper, using The Wall Street Journal's overall page count as a yard stick.
Improved since being stepped up to middle distances on last two starts, both round here, winning well from a solid yard stick before being more inconvenienced than most by ridiculously slow pace when going for follow-up last week.
Coventry are a big name in the first division and that is what we are aspiring to be so we will use it as a good yard stick to see how far away we are from becoming a top eight side in Division One.
Each market has its own yard stick based on the country's population.
Next, it was necessary to find a yard stick by which to allocate investments across the various companies.
Buy one roll and cut along the line, using a yard stick and box knife to make yards and yards of wallpaper border.
She scored with a bit in hand on her last run, taking a competitive handicap at Sandown by half a length from reliable yard stick Smokin Beau.
Instead, strength of character should be the yard stick for measuring personal worth.
The state law] makes the Bible the yard stick to measure every man's intellect, to measure every man's intelligence and to measure every man's learning.
30) and Karasi on their running behind useful yard stick Veronica Franco at Newbury last month.
The firm can then set aside a "numerical yard stick," pinpointing all costs and outlining all measures to be taken on how to develop the space in the future.
Taking Docksider as a yard stick, Central Park will certainly have his supporters next Saturday.