across the board

[across the board] {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third.

I bet $6 on the white horse across the board.

- Often used with hyphens as an adjective.

I made an across-the-board bet on the white horse.

2. {informal} Including everyone or all, so that all are included.

Thе President wanted taxes lowered across the board.

-Often used with hyphens as an adjective.

Thе workers at the store got an across-the-board pay raise.