fair shake


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fair shake

n. Informal
A fair chance, as at achieving success.

fair′ shake′


n.
just and equal treatment.
[1820–30]
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They also requested council members encourage the Palestinians to give their peace plan a fair shake upon its release.
Mayor Butler, like my dad, understands that when it comes to getting our little corner of the world a fair shake in funding, it doesn't matter which side of the aisle you sit on.
He promised a fair shake for all draftees during their period of service, which will be divided into two phases ranging from four to eight months, where they will be attending courses in addition to practical military training.
As a judge, he will ensure that everyone who enters his courtroom, no matter how disempowered, gets a fair shake.
Miller corrected the report and apologized to the president but presidential spokesmen have repeatedly referred to the incident as proof the press does not give Trump a fair shake.
The path trekked by ArmaLite through our hidebound military procurement process is followed, and you'll be able to judge whether the AR-10 ever got a fair shake at all, or was the victim of pre-ordained criticism.
A 2010 effort to give farm workers a fair shake in overtime wages was vetoed by former Gov.
Vice President Jejomar Binay's camp on Monday rued how the opposition leader hasn't been given by fair shake by some media outlets.
But what about a little-known gem that never really got a fair shake in its day?
That decision, Campbell says, hints at a policy that fails to give "field athletes a fair shake.
From the start I vowed to give firms of all sizes a fair shake, not just the so-called 'anchor companies' or retail giants falling into administration.
Now in fairness, the lad gave his response a pretty fair shake but for goodness sake, where were the Big Guns or were they some of the people whom Frank Gardener and his colleagues called for comment, but who didn't answer the phone.