Definition of “a level playing field” - 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 tax systems are different in each European country, how can industries start on a level playing field?

(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 schools varies so much, how can everyone start college on a level playing field?

(Definition of “a level playing field” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)