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fair shake

noun, Informal.
1.
an equitable opportunity or treatment:
The judges promised that every entrant in the contest would get a fair shake.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
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  • Producers need accurate and ample market information in order to get a fair shake.
  • All they're asking for is a chance, and a fair shake.
  • We're also eager to discuss the fact that, today, many producers and consumers are unsure whether they are getting a fair shake.
  • It's to make sure all our people are getting a fair shake.
  • It's an approach that asks everyone to pay their fair share and makes sure everyone gets a fair shake.
  • More often than not this means ensuring small businesses get a fair shake.
  • It's being run by an independent overseer so that people can trust that they'll get a fair shake.
  • Rather, investor protection and market integrity are about providing investors a fair shake in appearance and reality.

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