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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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

  • 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

  • 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 — /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

  • across-the-board — adjective wide or comprehensive in scope or applicability. They recently made across the board changes to the benefits package …   Wiktionary

  • across the board — adjective a) pertaining to all categories or things b) a racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third …   Wiktionary

  • Across the Universe (film) — Infobox Film name = Across the Universe caption = Theatrical release poster director = Julie Taymor producer = Jennifer Todd Suzanne Todd Charles Newirth writer = Julie Taymor Dick Clement Ian La Frenais starring = Evan Rachel Wood Jim Sturgess… …   Wikipedia

  • Across the Pacific — Infobox Film name = Across the Pacific imdb id = 0034428 writer = Robert Garson Richard Macaulay starring = Humphrey Bogart Mary Astor Sydney Greenstreet director = John Huston Vincent Sherman producer = Jack Saper Jerry Wald distributor = Warner …   Wikipedia

  • To go by the board — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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