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level playing-field

This page is about the collocation level playing-field

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


a situation that's fair for everyone, or in which everyone has the same opportunities

For example

  • State-funded education helps to create a more level playing-field for our children.

  • The jobs market isn't a level playing-field as long as people with connections have a better chance of finding work.

Also "level playing field". This collocation is figurative, not literal.

Quick Quiz

Companies aren't competing on a level playing-field if

a. some get government subsidies

b. some make better products

c. some pay higher wages

Contributor: Matt Errey