Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

level playing field

level playing field
Meaning(s)
1) a situation that is fair and balanced for all
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    • create a level playing field
  • Analysis

    The idiom 'a level playing field' refers to a situation where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed or where fairness is ensured. If something is considered 'a level playing field' it means everyone follows the same rules and the same standards are applied.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Weight classes in boxing help to create a level playing field by ensuring that opposing fighters are of a similar size.
    2. The current system of grading exams aims to create a level playing field for all students in the system.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The owner of the company has created a level playing field by ensuring that everyone has an equal chance at career advancement regardless of age, sex, race, or social background.
    2. New technology has levelled the playing field for small businesses by making it possible to have a workforce working from home rather than having to pay huge rental fees for office space.
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