Pertaining to all categories or things.

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  • Originated with horse racing, where an "across the board" bet was one which covered first, second and third on the betting "board."
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Our company just enacted an across the board wage hike, so we are living high on the hog now.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'across the board':

across the boardA racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third.
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