level playing field(Noun)
a situation which offers no advantage to any particular side or group or person
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.
The numerical value of level playing field in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of level playing field in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we need is no more than a level playing field.
We absolutely need Ex-Im Bank to compete on a level playing field.
Of course there is a concern, because we want to make sure we are on a level playing field.
I think what’s really exciting about this is every voter now has kind of a level playing field.
The UBS dark pool was not a level playing field for all customers and did not operate as advertised.
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