across-the-board


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a·cross-the-board

(ə-krôs′thə-bôrd′, -krŏs′-)
adj.
1. Including or applying to all categories or members: an across-the-board pay hike; an across-the-board ruling.
2. Of or being a racing wager whereby equal amounts are bet on the same contestant to win, place, and show.

across-the-board

adj
1. (of salary increases, taxation cuts, etc) affecting all levels or classes equally
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing the US term for each way

across′-the-board′



adj.
1. applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: an across-the-board pay increase.
2. (of a bet in a horse race) covering win, place, and show.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.across-the-board - broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
Translations

across-the-board

[əˈkrɒsðəˈbɔːd] ADJ [increase] → global, general

across-the-board

adj attrallgemein ? also board

across-the-board

[əˈkrɒsðəˈbɔːd] adjgenerale
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