across-the-board

adjective
\ ə-ˈkrȯs-ṯẖə-ˈbȯrd How to pronounce across-the-board (audio) \

Definition of across-the-board

1 : placed to win if a competitor wins, places, or shows an across-the-board racing bet
2 : embracing or affecting all classes or categories : blanket an across-the-board price increase

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First Known Use of across-the-board

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of across-the-board was in 1945

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“Across-the-board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/across-the-board. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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