Across the Board
"Across the Board" is a phrase that means affecting or applying to everyone or everything.

This phrase originates before the turn of the century in horse racing when bets were recorded by marks on a blackboard. Gamblers who bet on one horse to win, place or show in a race were said to be betting "across the board". It's first written usage appears to be in 1901 in the Atlanta Constitution describing a steeplechase race.

Use Example - The company's new policy is clear and applies across the board.

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