across\ the\ board

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 white horse.

2. informal Including everyone or all, so that all are included.

Thе president wanted taxes lowered across the board.

- Often used with hyphens as an adjective.

Thе workers at the store got an across-the-board pay raise.


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