across the board


across the board
across the board
Fig. [distributed] equally for everyone or everything. •

The school board raised the pay of all the teachers across the board.

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{adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ - Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across-the-board bet on the white horse./ 2. {informal} Including everyone or all, so that all are included. * /Thе President wanted taxes lowered across the board./ - Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /Thе workers at the store got an across-the-board pay raise./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • across-the-board — Ⅰ. across the board UK US adjective [usually before noun] ► involving everyone or everything in a company, situation, group, etc.: an across the board cut/decline/reduction »This economic plan calls for a 15% across the board cut in personal… …   Financial and business terms

  • across the board — {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across the board bet on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • across-the-board — adj. 1. broad in scope or content {limited, exclusive} Syn: all embracing, all inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • across the board — If something applies to everybody, it applies across the board …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • across-the-board — across′ the board′ adj. 1) applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: an across the board pay increase[/ex] 2) gam (of a bet in a horse race) covering win, place, and show • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • across-the-board — across* the board [ə krɔsȓə bɔ:d] <engl. ; eigtl. »pauschal«> an fünf aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen zur gleichen Zeit gesendet (von Werbesendungen in Funk u. Fernsehen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • across the board — All the months of a particular futures contract or futures option contract, for example, if all the copper contracts open limit up, they were limit up across the board. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary Movement or trend in the stock market that …   Financial and business terms

  • across\ the\ board — adv. phr. 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. I bet $6 on the white horse across the board. Often used with hyphens as an adjective. I made an across the board bet on the white… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • across-the-board — a,cross the board adjective 1. ) involving everyone or everything in a place or situation: They face tough across the board budget cuts. 2. ) AMERICAN if you make an across the board BET, you win money if the horse you choose comes first, second …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • across-the-board — a.cross the board adj, adv also across the board affecting everyone or everything in a situation or organization ▪ an across the board pay increase ▪ In July everything we sell is reduced right across the board …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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