From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacross-the-boardaˌcross-the-ˈboard, across the board adjective, adverb 🔊 🔊 EVERYONEaffecting everyone or everything in a situation or organization 🔊 an across-the-board pay increase 🔊 In July everything we sell is reduced right across the board.
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across-the-board• an across-the-board pay increaseacross the boardacross the boardEVERYONEif something happens or is done across the board, it affects everyone in a particular group, place etc 🔊 The changes will affect local authorities across the board. 🔊 We find jobs for people right across the board, from chief executives to cleaners. →board