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across–the–board

adjective

: affecting everyone or everything in a group

Full Definition of ACROSS-THE-BOARD

1
:  placed to win if a competitor wins, places, or shows <an across–the–board racing bet>
2
:  embracing or affecting all classes or categories :  blanket <an across–the–board price increase>
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First Known Use of ACROSS-THE-BOARD

1945

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