According To Hoyle Meaning
(idiomatic) In strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.
Example: 1902, Gilbert Parker, Donovan Pasha and Some People of Egypt, ch. 11,
This isn't a country where things are cut and dried, and done according to Hoyle.
2007, Phil Axelrod, "District Spotlight: PAC men's basketball follows form," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 22 Feb. (retrieved 8 Aug. 2008),
The opening round of the Presidents' Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament went according to Hoyle.