across–the–board

adjective

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


ACROSS–THE–BOARD Defined for English Language Learners

across–the–board

adjective

Definition of across–the–board for English Language Learners

  • : affecting everyone or everything in a group

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