Example sentences for: across-the-board

How can you use “across-the-board” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Washington Post leads with a House Republican plan to cut Government spending across-the-board by 1.4 percent.

  • The paper says that Republicans quickly derided the plan as a big government strategy that unfairly preempts across-the-board tax cuts.

  • The Republicans won: 1) a 0.38 percent across-the-board budget cut; 2) increased spending on defense and veterans' health; and 3) the ability to claim to have protected the Social Security surplus.

  • Clinton compromised with the GOP because it was unclear whether congressional Democrats could have sustained a veto and because the president wants to focus on other budget issues, like the Republicans' push for a 1.4 percent across-the-board spending cut.

  • (The presidential candidates, of course, are still clutching to the across-the-board cuts.)


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