across-the-board

adjective

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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Synonyms

blanket, broad-brush, common, general, generic, global, overall, universal

Antonyms

individual, particular

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First Known Use of across-the-board

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of across-the-board was in 1945

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across-the-board

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of across-the-board

: affecting everyone or everything in a group

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