American Idioms and Expressions

Across The Board Idiom

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across the board
What does across the board mean?
equally for everyone or everythingThe taxes were increased across the board and everyone had to pay more.
across the board
What does across the board mean?
including everyone or everythingThe computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.
across the board
What does across the board mean?
applying to all (in horse racing a bet where an equal amount of money is placed on a horse to finish in any top winning position) applying to all (in horse racing a bet where an equal amount of money is placed on a horse to finish in any top winning position)The workers received an across the board wage increase and most of them were happy.
across the board
What does across the board mean?
equally for everyone or everything The taxes have increased across the board and everyone must pay more.

across the board
What does across the board mean?
including everyone or everything The computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.

across the board
What does across the board mean?
applying to everybody or everything (in horse racing this is a bet where an equal amount of money is placed on a horse to finish in any top winning position)The workers received an across the board wage increase and most of them are happy.


Some Random Idioms
dead as a doornail
What does "dead as a doornail" mean?
to be very dead The man was as dead as a doornail after the car accident.

Stand in good stead
What does "Stand in good stead" mean?
If something will stand you in good stead, it will probably be advantageous in the future.
get on (someone`s) nerves
What does "get on (someone`s) nerves" mean?
to irritate someoneThe woman's constant complaining is beginning to get on my nerves.
set a date
What does "set a date" mean?
decide on a date for a wedding decide on a date for a weddingAfter thinking about marriage for a long time they have finally decided to set a date.
over the top
What does "over the top" mean?
to be excessive/overdoneThe demands of our boss are over the top and everybody is becoming angry.
pull the wool over (someone`s) eyes
What does "pull the wool over (someone`s) eyes" mean?
to deceive or fool someone"Don`t let that man pull the wool over your eyes with his excuses."
Armchair critic
What does "Armchair critic" mean?
An armchair critic is someone who offers advice but never shows that they could actually do any better.
make the grade
What does "make the grade" mean?
to be satisfactory and of an expected level My final assignment did not make the grade and I had to do it again.

get (something) through (someone's) thick skull
What does "get (something) through (someone's) thick skull" mean?
to manage to get someone to understand somethingI could not get it through my friend's thick skull that I would not go on a holiday with him.
put (something) down in black and white
What does "put (something) down in black and white" mean?
write something down, make or draw up a contractI put my strategy for the meeting down in black and white.
in place
What does "in place" mean?
in the proper place or locationEverything in the room was in place when we arrived for the meeting.

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