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Origin of across-the-board
Words nearby across-the-board
Example sentences from the Web for across-the-board
And in this era of impact-blind, across-the-board budget cuts, we see an opportunity.
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There needs to be an across-the-board, consistent defense of the constitutional separation of powers.
An aura of impotence has consumed the government, as deep, across-the-board cuts everyone says they oppose set in.
As a result, across-the-board spending cuts are likely to cut quite deep.
Together, we passed the first across-the-board tax reduction for everyone since the Kennedy tax cuts.
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.