playing field

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playing field (plural playing fields)

  1. A field on which a game, especially a ball game, is played.
  2. (figuratively) Any place or context within which competitive activity takes place, such as market competition between companies.
    • 2020 August 26, Paul Stephen, “Network News: RDG urges tax revision to aid switch to 'greener' rail”, in Rail, page 16:
      A shake-up of transport taxes is needed to create a 'level green playing field' that better reflects how environmentally damaging each mode of transport is.

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