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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 accused Bolin of acting in bad faith, and stated that her actions suggest strongly that her "principal purpose was not to discuss a point of difference with the Association and its Board, but to attack the organization itself." 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." (61)
Annual dues for all categories of membership shall be due as determined by the Board of Directors.
The bylaws were amended to state that officer vacancies shall be filled by the chair of CalCPA, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Perform such functions of the Board as may be delegated to it by the Board. 2.
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"If a woefully wrong-headed or ill-advised decision is taken by the board which leads to monetary damages, the best defense for any board member is a no-vote recorded in the corporate minutes," writes attorney Anthony Mancuso in How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (Nolo Press, 1990).
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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.S.C.
firm is deemed to have (1) consented to supplying the audit workpapers of the foreign firm in response to a request by the board or SEC and (2) secured the agreement of the foreign firm to such production as a condition of its reliance on the opinion.
"We are carefully scrutinizing the curriculum passed by the board and watching how local districts implement the guidelines.
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