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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Joseph Starr believes in the middle class of America, as well as the homeowner, who has worked his/her life and deserves a fair shake.
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.
Golden Boy Promotions released a statement outlining their reasons and chief executive Richard Schaefer has revealed they feared they would not get a fair shake at the hearing.
The 34-year-old American fighter interrupted Merchant during the in-ring post-fight interview on live television, saying: "You never give me a fair shake.
Players are entitled to their expenses, they are entitled to a fair shake.
I think David has the power and speed to knock Klitschko out anyway and take it out of the judges' hands, but if it goes to the scorecards then I think the spotlight will really be on the judges after my fight and hopefully David will get a fair shake," said Macklin.
However, the point is that Google+ will get more than its fair shake among netizens.
If you're an umpire you're meant to uphold the law so both teams get a fair shake.
It's not just about getting the best price it's about giving companies like these a fair shake of the stick.
Let's hope their next exhaustive examination gives humanist chapters, ethical culture congregations, atheist affiliates, and all the other secular societies out there a fair shake.