Meaning of Rafferty's rules in English:

Rafferty's rules

Pronunciation /ˈrafətɪz ˌruːlz/

plural noun

informal Australian, New Zealand
  • No rules at all.

    • ‘the campaign was fought according to Rafferty's rules’


Early 20th century probably a use of the Irish surname Rafferty, though it has been suggested that it is a dialect alteration of refractory.