across-the-board

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across-the-board

[uh-kraws-thuh-bawrd, -bohrd, uh-kros-]
adjective
1.
applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: The across-the-board pay increase means a raise for all employees.
2.
(of a bet) covering all possibilities of winning on a given result, especially by placing a combination bet on one horse in a race for win, place, and show.

Origin:
1940–45

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

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Example sentences
People also began to notice in him a certain across-the-board fearlessness,
  based largely in curiosity.
So better keep the nominal values on a predictable and stable path, so that
  there is no need for across-the-board adjustments.
In comes discussion of vast across-the-board reductions.
Although the new bill is unlikely to include across-the-board tariffs, it could
  have sharp teeth.
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