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by the board

Having failed, gone to waste, or ceased to exist. (Alludes to people or things on a boat being washed overboard.) All our work and planning went by the board after our funding was pulled. It saddens me to think that printed media may go by the board, now that the Internet has become so ubiquitous.
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by the board

Fallen out of use, discarded. This expression usually is put as go by the board, as in With all the crime around here, the practice of leaving the house unlocked has gone by the board . The board here is the board of a ship, and the expression has been used since about 1630 to signify something that has fallen overboard and been carried away. [Mid-1800s]
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This mendacity was a clear and deliberate attempt to hide the source of the donations by the Board President and the Chair of the Curriculum Committee to further ensure that Dover students received a creationist alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution.
The proposed transaction may not be consummated before the fifteenth calendar day after the effective date of this order, or later than three months after the effective date of this order, unless such period is extended for good cause by the Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, acting pursuant to delegated authority.
He stated further that the fact that Bolin released her letter of resignation to the press prior to its receipt by the Board of Directors "indicates it was not written to protest a difference of opinion, but was deliberately calculated to attack and injure the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Annual dues for all categories of membership shall be due as determined by the Board of Directors.
In addition, the $50,000 check, which is a retainer fee, was approved by the board, she said.
They are different and could be used by the board in alternate years (p.
The second type calls for civilian investigators selected by the board to conduct the inquiry, with the board making the decision.
Aramony's salary and benefits had been set annually by the board.
It appears the vast majority of the shares owned by the Board have been granted through stock options, or other equity plans, while very little of the Board's share ownership has come from actual investment through individual purchases.
In the absence of prior written approval by the Board, and by any other Federal financial institution regulatory agency where necessary pursuant to section 8(e)(7)(B) of the Act (12 U.
Hayes, the board president, said Lansing sent the memo on his own and there was no effort by the board to muzzle Sales.
We are carefully scrutinizing the curriculum passed by the board and watching how local districts implement the guidelines.
Instead, basic compensation is handled by the board as a whole.
Oakley claimed that the resolution was adopted by the board in bad faith; that the resolution was never publicized to the shareholders of the cooperative; that the appraisal was made on only two out of 160 units; and that it was the intent of the board of directors to manipulate the sale prices of the shares of stock of the cooperative.
For most staff members who have had proposals rejected by the board and have been "sent back to the drawing board" not once, but many times, the perception of staff domination is a subject of wry humor.