rules of engagement

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Practices followed or behavior displayed by the participants (players) in situations of opposing interests (conflicts) such as negotiations. Unwritten rules of engagement determine what information is given, at what time, to whom, and in what manner; and what concession is granted and what is demanded in return.

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The rules of engagement were simple to follow, but if you broke one of the rules, you would have to pay the consequences.
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To follow the RULES OF ENGAGEMENT are the practices or someones behavior by the participants in situations of opposing negotiations, and they determine what is given or returned if negotiations are met or not met.
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The rules of engagement were not set in stone but more a gentleman's agreement, also known as a handshake agreement.
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