level playing field

noun
a state of equality; an equal opportunity.

Origin:
1980–85

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

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Example sentences
These efforts help ensure that motorists get what they pay for and that there
  is a level playing field in the state.
So the public's on a level playing field with everyone else.
Sadly the first time that many have ever had a level playing field is after
  admission to medical or professional school.
Everybody would start out equal on the proverbial level playing field.
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