level playing field

noun

Definition of level playing field

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

levelplay
  1. :  a device for establishing a horizontal line or plane by means of a bubble in a liquid that shows adjustment to the horizontal by movement to the center of a slightly bowed glass tube

    :  a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points by means of a level

    :  horizontal condition

  1. :  to make (a line or surface) horizontal :  make flat or level

    :  to bring to a horizontal aiming position

    :  aim, direct

  1. :  having no part higher than another :  conforming to the curvature of the liquid parts of the earth's surface

    :  parallel with the plane of the horizon :  horizontal

    :  even or unvarying in height

playplay playing
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

fieldplay
  1. :  an open land area free of woods and buildings

    :  an area of land marked by the presence of particular objects or features

    :  an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture

  1. :  of or relating to a field: such as

    :  growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country

    :  made, conducted, or used in the field

  1. :  to catch or pick up (as a batted ball) and usually throw to a teammate

    :  to take care of or respond to (as a telephone call or a request)

    :  to give an impromptu answer or solution to


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