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"across-the-board" in British English

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across-the-boardadjective [before noun]

uk   /əˌkrɒs.ðəˈbɔːd/ us   /əˌkrɑːs.ðəˈbɔːrd/

across the board

C2 happening or having an effect on people at every level and in every area: The improvement has been across the board, with all divisions either increasing profits or reducing losses. The initiative has across-the-board support.
(Definition of across-the-board from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"across the board" in American English

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across the boardadjective, adverb

us   /əˈkrɔs ðə ˈbɔrd, əˈkrɑs, ˈboʊrd/ also across-the-board
having an effect on everyone or everything of a particular type: The mayor threatened across-the-board spending cuts.
(Definition of across the board from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"across-the-board" in Business English

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across-the-boardadjective [usually before noun]

uk   us  
involving everyone or everything in a company, situation, group, etc.: an across-the-board cut/decline/reduction This economic plan calls for a 15% across-the-board cut in personal income tax rates an across-the-board increase/raise/rise

across-the-boardadverb

uk   us  
in a way that involves everyone or everything in a company, situation, group etc.: be/apply across the board These sales increases are across the board in most of our important product areas and in all four business segments. rise/fall across the board
(Definition of across-the-board from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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