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level playing field

noun
1.
a state of equality; an equal opportunity.
Origin of level playing field
1980-1985
1980-85
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level playing field

noun
1.
a situation in which none of the competing parties has an advantage at the outset of a competitive activity
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level playing field

noun phrase

Equality of opportunity; fair terms on all sides: It's no level playing field if you always get to pick first (1981+)

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