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across the board

Fig. [distributed] equally for everyone or everything. The school board raised the pay of all the teachers across the board.
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across the board

including all parts of something The new law reduces taxes on products across the board, from wheat to cars to cell phones.
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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

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.
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across the board

So as to affect or include all people, classes, or categories: raised taxes across the board.
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The fact that the 800-number market was growing quickly during this period means that this finding is very conservative and that we can pretty much expect lower switching costs to lead to more competitive markets across the board.
I changed my recommendation and in 1994, for the first time, I recommended vitamins supplements across the board for all adults, no matter what they eat.
While physician preferences had shown differences by specialty in the past, these recent findings indicate doctors across the board are now very similar in the experiences they are seeking from pharmaceutical companies.
The tax bill would reduce income tax rates 1 percent across the board, lower the capital gains tax, give more favorable tax treatment to retirement savings, gradually abolish the inheritance tax and eventually end the so-called marriage penalty.
The study also showed major improvements in retailers across the board in levels of "carding" underage kids who tried to buy M-rated games (an increase from 15% to 50% from 2000 to 2005), as well as a significant increase in the number of stores which provide information about the rating system to their customers (from 12% in 2000 to 44% in 2005).
The layoffs were across the board with changes in all departments at Six Flags Magic Mountain and neighboring Hurricane Harbor, said spokesman Andy Gallardo.
reported that in 2005 it exceeded the top end of analysts' expectations across the board.
There are a number of other unions with specific benefits, and some benefits, like educational incentives, would seem to apply across the board, but all that has to be figured into costs.
Forecasts for 2005 also see increases in revenues from both advertising and copy sales -- despite falling circulations across the board.
We need to cut taxes for all taxpayers, across the board equally if we wish to reap the economic benefits of tax cuts in the form of accelerated growth.
A third of the incoming MRED class is comprised of women, an all-time high that reflects the growing diversity in real estate across the board," said Sonia Savoulian, the Lusk Center's director of Alumni and Student Services.
But it is viewed in a number of circles as a system that has not served the students' needs across the board.
Across the board, Federal CISOs ranked increasing software quality assurance as the number-one area on which the private sector needs to focus, pointing directly to continuing major issues with software quality.
Even across the board reductions, although unmoving, would be more fair than to single out one group of Social Security recipients to take on the burden of others.