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across–the–board

adjective

Simple Definition of across–the–board

  • : affecting everyone or everything in a group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of across–the–board

  1. 1 :  placed to win if a competitor wins, places, or shows <an across–the–board racing bet>

  2. 2 :  embracing or affecting all classes or categories :  blanket <an across–the–board price increase>

1945

First Known Use of across–the–board

1945


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