Across-the-Board

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Across-the-Board

Describing anything that applies to all affected parties equally. For example, if a company decides on an across-the-board pay reduction, all of its employees (including managers) have their pay reduced by the same percentage. Likewise, if an exchange is on an across-the-board upward trend, it means all or nearly all securities on that exchange are increasing in price.
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The second monster followed the first, and at that the artilleryman began to crawl very cautiously across the hot heather ash towards Horsell.
It would seem that a number of men or animals had rushed across the lawn.
He trotted across the level deck to Skipper, who, standing erect on wide-spread legs, the bight of the mainsheet still in his hand, was exclaiming:
Scarcely was this finished when the spanker smashed across overhead, the headsails thundered with a sudden filling, and the great mainsail, with all the scope in the boom-tackle caused by Van Horn's giving of the sheet, came across and fetched up to tautness on the tackle with a crash that shook the vessel and heeled her violently to port.
He sensed, and sensed wrongly, that it boded ill, for he did not know that it was the mainsail being lowered on the run after Skipper had slashed the boom-tackle across with his sheath-knife.
The Northwest Company, acting feebly and partially upon the suggestions of its former agent, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, had pushed one or two advanced trading posts across the Rocky Mountains, into a tract of country visited by that enterprising traveller, and since named New Caledonia.
Their posts beyond the mountains had to be supplied in yearly expeditions, like caravans, from Montreal, and the furs conveyed back in the same way, by long, precarious, and expensive routes, across the continent.
From the Woods, on a roan horse, carbine across pommel, rode the young man with the quick black eyes.
While Grandfather walked to and fro across the room, the imaginative boy was gazing at the historic chair.
Under the terms of the new agreement MIVA will be displaying content driven Pay-Per-Click Ads across both the homepage and channel pages of the site.
MLOR enables a storage architecture to provide resilient availability, performance and data integrity across infrastructure layers--in many cases where traditional architectures would suffer from performance degradation, data loss or outright failure.
Building highways across Santa Clarita, further blurring the lines that once separated Valencia from Canyon Country, Newhall from Saugus, is a cumbersome undertaking.