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:

  • 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.

  • These worthies lured the red-ink-wary Dole into espousing an across-the-board 15 percent tax-rate cut that even the average voter (not to mention most of Wall Street) could spot right off as a budget buster.

  • Furthermore, this approach attempted to channel relatively strong outside support for combating terrorism into backing for across-the-board funding increases.

  • The New York Times leads with the 218-211 House passage of an $85 billion spending bill for health, education, and labor--a story off-leaded by the Washington Post and run inside at the Los Angeles Times and USA Today . President Clinton promised a veto, citing a Congressional Budget Office study concluding that the GOP is $17 billion over the spending limit needed to protect Social Security--this despite the bill's .97 across-the-board spending cut.

  • I believe that the issue of whether and how much to increase SES pay must be discussed within the context of how to make any pay increases variable and performance-based rather than across-the-board and fixed.


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