level playing field

noun

: a state in which conditions in a competition or situation are fair for everyone
He wants the government to revise the tax code to provide a level playing field for all companies.

Examples of level playing field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paschal, a school moving from Class 6A to Class 5A, will have an opportunity to compete for the top spot in the district against a more level playing field. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Feb. 2024 An Invitation-Only Night: At New York’s Lesbian and Bisexual Backgammon League, painters, gallerists, collectors and assistants mingle and compete on a level playing field. Max Berlinger Stefan Ruiz, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 Consumer groups say the DMA promises to lower prices for Europeans by forcing platforms open and requiring them to compete on a more level playing field. Brian Fung, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 The closeness of the various classes in qualifying and even the race speaks to the effectiveness of BoP in providing a level playing field. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2024 Esports tournaments, for example, can benefit from Wi-Fi 7's low latency and reliable connectivity, providing a level playing field for competitors. Cristian Randieri, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Traditional broadcasters have said the Media Bill will ensure a level playing field and prominence of their content. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 After a long battle for market share in China, Tesla’s CEO issued a warning to his fellow automakers: That, on a level playing field, Chinese carmakers will outcompete almost everyone else. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 25 Jan. 2024 There’s an old adage in politics that incumbents don’t debate, on the premise that doing so puts the challenger on a level playing field with the champion in the eyes of voters. Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024

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“Level playing field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/level%20playing%20field. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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