American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Including or applying to all categories or members: an across-the-board pay hike; an across-the-board ruling.
- adj. Of or being a racing wager whereby equal amounts are bet on the same contestant to win, place, and show.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. broad in scope or content.
- adv. including all
- adj. broad in scope or content
“We find ourselves in disagreement with the specific approach he offers in his dissent - namely, an across-the-board license condition requiring implementation of 'all' Fukushima-related requirements prior to operation of the Vogtle plant," the four commissioners wrote.”
“Arbitrarily imposing an across-the-board hiring freeze in the name of saving relatively small sums would be a mistake with the potential to seriously hamper the workforce and degrade government's performance," Stier wrote in Sunday's Post in a piece entitled, "The workers Obama abandoned.”
“Rather than continuing to fight reform of work rules and protecting underperformers, unions could trade those away for across-the-board bonuses for service improvements and a guarantee that employees get a sizable share of any productivity gains.”
“As to whether I believe that full, across-the-board student loan forgiveness is likely to become a reality anytime soon -- the answer, unfortunately, is an obvious "no.”
“Therefore, if full, across-the-board student loan forgiveness is a non-starter, then certainly things like the restoration of bankruptcy protections to student loans, both federal and private, must be on the table.”
“To boost loyalty, last year it began rolling out a 5% across-the-board discount for customers using its Target-branded credit and debit cards.”
“• Increase the status of the teaching profession via incentives such as loan forgiveness programs, higher GPA requirements for entrance into teacher training, stipends or subsidies to purchase instructional materials, limited performance-based evaluations, and across-the-board salary increases, particularly immediate pay scale increases for those who teach in low-income areas;”
“Unfortunately, the sommelier requested anonymity since he said that there is no across-the-board policy.”
“Thus, contrary to common belief, neither Jack Kemp nor William Roth nor Ronald Reagan ever said that there would be no revenue loss associated with an across-the-board cut in tax rates.”
“Operators can use several methods to test older pipe, and some companies criticize the rationale for an across-the-board mandate for pressure tests.”
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