a level playing field Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"a level playing field" in British English

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a level playing field

a ​situation in which everyone has the same ​chance of ​succeeding: If the ​taxsystems are different in each ​Europeancountry, how can ​industriesstart on a level ​playingfield?
(Definition of a level playing field from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a level playing field" in American English

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a level playing field

a ​situation in which everyone has the same ​advantages and ​disadvantages: If the ​quality of high ​schoolsvaries so much, how can everyone ​startcollege on a level ​playingfield?
(Definition of a level playing field from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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