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English definition of “across-the-board”


adjective [before noun] uk   /əˌkrɒs.ðəˈbɔːd/ us    /əˌkrɑːs.ðəˈbɔːrd/
affecting everyone or everything within an organization, system, or society: The proposed across-the-board cuts for all state agencies will total $84 million.
(Definition of across-the-board adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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