fair shake

noun Informal.
an equitable opportunity or treatment: The judges promised that every entrant in the contest would get a fair shake.

1820–30, Americanism

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fair shake definition

  1. n.
    a fair chance. (From shaking dice.) : I want to give you both a fair shake.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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