fair shake

*a fair shake
an instance of fair treatment. (*Typically: get \fair shake; have \fair shake; give someone \fair shake.) •

He's unpleasant, but we have to give him a fair shake.

He got a fair shake from us. Don't worry!

* * *
{n.}, {informal} Honest treatment. * /Joe has always given me a fair shake./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fair shake — ☆ fair shake n. Informal fair, just, or equitable treatment …   English World dictionary

  • fair shake — fair′ shake′ n. cvb inf just and equal treatment • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • fair shake — {n.}, {informal} Honest treatment. * /Joe has always given me a fair shake./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fair shake — noun : fair chance give the negative side a fair shake S.L.Payne * * * Informal. an equitable opportunity or treatment: The judges promised that every entrant in the contest would get a fair shake. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * fair shake, U.S. Informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair shake — n. a fair chance. (From shaking dice.) □ I want to give you both a fair shake. □ All I want from you is a fair shake …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fair shake — noun Date: 1830 a fair chance or fair treatment < give the negative side a fair shake S. L. Payne > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fair shake — Informal. an equitable opportunity or treatment: The judges promised that every entrant in the contest would get a fair shake. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fair\ shake — noun informal Honest treatment. Joe has always given me a fair shake …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fair shake — See a fair shake …   English idioms

  • fair shake — honest treatment She was not given a fair shake at the inquiry into her behavior …   Idioms and examples

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