Definition of Rafferty’s rules noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Rafferty’s rules

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈræfətiz ruːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfərtiz ruːlz//
 
[plural](Australian English, New Zealand English, informal)
 
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no rules at all Word Origin 1920s: Rafferty, probably an English dialect alteration of refractory.