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Definition of the adjective across the board

What does across the board mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [idiomatic] pertaining to all categories or things
  2. a racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third

Definition of the adverb across the board

What does across the board mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. including all
    • example: we got a pay raise across the board


"Across The Board" is a musical album of Mark Austin.

  • released in (17 years ago)


"Across the Board" is an artwork by Michael Flohr.


Across The Board is a TV program, begun on (56 years ago).

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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

across the board (in/) applying in all cases: ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of International Business Terms (2013)

by Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Siegel, Marc H. Levine

ACROSS THE BOARD A reference to include or encompass all units or members of a group, class, or association. In INTERNATIONAL TRADE, a reference is sometimes made to "across the board tariff reductions." This means that all ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

See also *CABINET The expression across the board originally comes from ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

across the board: see ACROSS. go by the board (of something planned or previously upheld) be abandoned, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Television, Cable, and Video (2012)

by R.M. Reed, M.K. Reed

across the board This phrase describes a type of program scheduling strategy on a television station, network, or cable system in which individual programs in ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living (2011)

by Abigail R. Gehring

rule across the board (and the narrower the board, the greater the slant) each 2 -inch mark must denote a one-sixth less than 24 inches length or width is to be divided into eight parts; then as 3 inches is one-eighth of 2 feet, use a 2-foot rule ...

Google previewThe AMA Dictionary of Business and Management (2013)

by George Thomas Kurian

Across the board Characterization as ap— ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History: The texts of the tariffs (2003)

by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Elaine C. Prange Turney

With Congress dominated by the Democrats, representatives lowered tariff rates across the board The tax on most items fell by 20 to 25 percent and the new bill placed many items on the free list. Although the passage of this act reflected the ...

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Washington has got to, across the board, lower taxes for small businesses so that our mom and pops can reinvest and hire people, so that our businesses can thrive. (Sarah Palin)
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