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across-the-board

[uh-kraws-th uh-bawrd, -bohrd, uh-kros-] /əˈkrɔs ðəˈbɔrd, -ˈboʊrd, əˈkrɒs-/
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 of across-the-board
1940-1945
1940-45
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across-the-board

adjective
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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