across the board


across the board
if something is done, happens, or exists across the board, it is done, happens, or exists in every part or area of something.

The company is proposing to cut spending right across the board.

Even as late as September, there are still course vacancies across the board, although the majority are in sciences.


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  • across-the-board — Ⅰ. across the board UK US adjective [usually before noun] ► involving everyone or everything in a company, situation, group, etc.: an across the board cut/decline/reduction »This economic plan calls for a 15% across the board cut in personal… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — 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

  • across the board — If something applies to everybody, it applies across the board …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • across-the-board — across′ the board′ adj. 1) applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: an across the board pay increase[/ex] 2) gam (of a bet in a horse race) covering win, place, and show • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • across-the-board — ☆ across the board [ə krôs′thə bôrd′ ] adj. 1. Horse Racing combining win, place, and show, as a bet 2. including or affecting all classes or groups: Also written across the board …   English World dictionary

  • across the board — ► across the board applying to all. Main Entry: ↑across …   English terms dictionary

  • across-the-board — across* the board [ə krɔsȓə bɔ:d] <engl. ; eigtl. »pauschal«> an fünf aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen zur gleichen Zeit gesendet (von Werbesendungen in Funk u. Fernsehen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • across-the-board — [adj] all all inclusive, blanket, complete, comprehensive, everything, sweeping, total; concepts 513,772 …   New thesaurus

  • across the board — adverb including all we got a pay raise across the board • Derived from adjective: ↑across the board * * * across the board adverb The same criteria will be applied across the board. Thesaurus: betting, bets and ways of betting …   Useful english dictionary