on an equal footing

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Definition of on an equal footing

: in conditions where everyone has an equal chance making it possible for poor children to compete on an equal footing with other children

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“On an equal footing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20an%20equal%20footing. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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