across (preposition, a-cross, \ əˈkrɑːs \) board (noun, board, \ bɔːrd \)
Definition: In a broader sense, it is a decision, an action, or a situation, which influences everyone and every organizational branch within a certain business or a company in a relatively same manner. The term may also refer to a more specific business area as stocks and shares market. In such case, the term “across the board” signifies a market movement, which affects all the stocks equally and in the same way. It doesn’t necessarily imply the equal growth of all the stocks but rather describes a condition, when all of the shares move in the same direction.
Synonyms and related words: across-the-board pay increase, stock market, market condition
In a Sentence:
- These days, the stock market is all up across the board, which means the majority of our shares are up in today’s trading. Shouldn’t we take advantage of this situation?
- He suggested the across the board cuts, which will influence every employee group in the company.
- The development has been across the board lately, affecting not only the efficiency of our work but also the stock prices.