level the playing field

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of level the playing field

:to make a situation fair for everyone
  • revising the tax code to level the playing field for all companies

Word by Word Definitions

level play
  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

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

  3. : horizontal condition

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

  2. : to bring to a horizontal aiming position

  3. : aim, direct

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

  2. : parallel with the plane of the horizon : horizontal

  3. : even or unvarying in height

play play playing
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

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

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

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

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

  2. : growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country

  3. : made, conducted, or used in the field

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

  2. : to take care of or respond to (something, such as a telephone call or a request)

  3. : to give an impromptu answer or solution to


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