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    India's performance in the World Cup has left many disappointed. But a village in Haryana has gone a step further and imposed a blanket ban on cricket.




    What does `blanket ban' mean in this context?

    Could you explain it please?

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    Default Re: blanket ban

    In this case, "blanket" means overall, something that covers or applies to a large amount, class or group of things.

    For example, a blanket purchase order could be used to buy office supplies for the entire year, rather than issuing separate POs for each purchase.

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