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/əˈkrɔs ðəˈbɔrd, -ˈboʊrd, əˈkrɒs-/
applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general:
The across-the-board pay increase means a raise for all employees.
(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.
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People also began to notice in him a certain
fearlessness, based largely in curiosity.
So better keep the nominal values on a predictable and stable path, so that there is no need for
In comes discussion of vast
Although the new bill is unlikely to include
tariffs, it could have sharp teeth.
If that is the case then it is likely because one of the companies has
Neo-Academism is big, and getting bigger: it's an
Almost half of that is in
cuts in the way benefits are calculated.
benefits merely on the basis of age is in effect to advocate welfare for the rich.
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(of salary increases, taxation cuts, etc) affecting all levels or classes equally
the US term for
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