level playing field


level playing field
a state of equality; an equal opportunity.
[1980-85]

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level playing field noun (figurative)
A position of equality, from which rivals may compete without either having an unfair advantage
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noun [singular]
: a state in which conditions in a competition or situation are fair for everyone

He wants the government to break up large corporations so that there is a level playing field for smaller companies.

— see also level the playing field at level, 3

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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