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even-steven

[ee-vuh n-stee-vuh n] /ˈi vənˈsti vən/
adjective, Informal.
1.
having no balance of debt on either side; even in the setting of accounts.
2.
having an equal chance or score; tied.
Also, even-Steven.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; rhyming compound based on even1
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Slang definitions & phrases for even-steven

even-stephen

adjective

Fair; even; equitable: Give me the hundred and fifty and we'll call it even-steven

adverb

: And we'll do likewise for San Francisco and Odessa, or any places we want, always evenstephen (1866+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with even-steven

even-steven

Exactly equal; also, with nothing due or owed on either side. For example, I've paid it all back, so now we're even-steven. This rhyming phrase is used as an intensive for even. [ Mid-1800s ]
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