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  1. level playing field(Noun)

    a situation which offers no advantage to any particular side or group or person


  1. Level playing field

    A level playing field is a concept about fairness, not that each player has an equal chance to succeed, but that they all play by the same set of rules. A metaphorical playing field is said to be level if no external interference affects the ability of the players to compete fairly. Government regulations tend to provide such fairness, since all participants must abide by the same rules. Examples of such regulation: building codes, material specifications and zoning restrictions, which create a starting point / a minimum standard --- a "level playing field". Examples where governments, regulators and sports associations have tried to create a 'level playing field': Handicapping might be thought of as the opposite concept, of unequal rules designed to make the outcome of play more equal.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of level playing field in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of level playing field in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Ceresney:

    The UBS dark pool was not a level playing field for all customers and did not operate as advertised.

  2. Debbie Dingell:

    If we don’t address currency – I call it the mother of all trade barriers - we are not going to have a level playing field.

  3. Olivier Jankovec:

    A level playing field is a misleading concept. The playing field will always be unlevel, for example, depending on the airline or airport's geographic position.

  4. Harsha De Seiva:

    In Greece, we saw all the data - including debt and budget deficit - changed after the government change, we will reveal the real numbers to the public and work towards a social market economy with a level playing field for all.

  5. Jo Aleh:

    I guess coming from an Olympic background I realize how lucky I am in the Olympic arena that it's actually very even, women and men have the same opportunities. Women and men are on the same level playing field. Women and men are trying to perform to that top level. But as soon as you try to step outside that Olympic arena, it's quite difficult. There is no pathway. Or I haven't found a way as yet, as a woman in sailing, to make that next step forward, and that is pretty hard.

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