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adjective     across-the-board pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    involving everyone or everything in a place or situation

    They face tough across-the-board budget cuts.

  2. 2
    American if you make an across-the-board bet, you win money if the horse you choose comes first, second, or third in a race

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The same criteria will be applied across the board.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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