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playing field

an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
Origin of playing field
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for playing field
  • So the public's on a level playing field with everyone else.
  • Take turns placing your magnets onto the playing field.
  • Dozens of spectators in crisp khakis or seersucker suits tramp the playing field in rubber-and-leather duck boots.
  • Supporters usually take a rooster with them and release the bird onto the playing field.
  • Cull the harp seal population, say fishermen, and you level the playing field.
  • Great athletes are often said to experience time on the playing field in a kind of slow motion.
  • Right now, both parties pretty much know the playing field.
  • That's no way to level the playing field, no matter how you look at it.
  • All these people have a sort of parlay mentality and they need to get on the playing field before they can start running it up.
  • No argument here, except that you still seem to think world energy markets are fair and the playing field is level.
British Dictionary definitions for playing field

playing field

(mainly Brit) a field or open space used for sport
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