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Origin of across-the-board
How to use across-the-board in a sentence
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.
Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Opponents of Muslims and immigrants across the continent are claiming vindication in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
The Spaniards captured two schooners, having on board 22 officers and 30 men, all of whom were hanged or sent to the mines.
She had just left the wharf at Cincinnati for Louisville, with 225 passengers on board, of whom but 124 were saved.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The patache was never seen again, and there is not much doubt that it was lost with all hands on board.
British Dictionary definitions for across-the-board
Idioms and Phrases with across-the-board
Applying to all the individuals in a group, as in They promised us an across-the-board tax cut, that is, one applying to all taxpayers, regardless of income. This expression comes from horse racing, where it refers to a bet that covers all possible ways of winning money on a race: win (first), place (second), or show (third). The board here is the notice-board on which the races and betting odds are listed. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.