level playing field

noun

Definition of level playing field

: 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.

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“Level playing field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/level%20playing%20field. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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