across-the-board
across-the-board across-the-board adj. 1. broad in scope or content {limited, exclusive}

Syn: all-embracing, all-inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide [WordNet 1.5]


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  • across the board — {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across the board bet on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Across The Board — A market wide directional movement, or a market condition in which most stocks and sectors are moving in the same direction. These movements are usually caused by market wide events. If you hear in the financial media that the stock market is up… …   Investment dictionary

  • across-the-board — adjective Date: 1945 1. placed to win if a competitor wins, places, or shows < an across the board racing bet > 2. embracing or affecting all classes or categories ; blanket < an across the board price increase > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • across the board — phrasal so as to include or affect all classes or categories < cut spending across the board >; also in all areas or respects < considered an average player across the board > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • across the board — ac|ross the board 〈[əkrɔ̣s ðə bɔ:d]〉 1. jeden betreffend, allgemein 2. 〈TV〉 an mehreren aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen zur gleichen Zeit gesendet ● ein across the board gesendeter Werbespot [engl., „allgemein, generell“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • across-the-board — /euh kraws dheuh bawrd , bohrd , euh kros /, adj. 1. applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: The across the board pay increase means a raise for all employees. 2. (of a bet) covering all possibilities of winning on a… …   Universalium

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