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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In a previous interview with (https://tvline.com/2019/08/09/the-rookie-bishop-quits-lapd-afton-williamson-leaving-season-2/) TV Line , executive producer Alexi Hawley explained that Talia was "never going to get a fair shake at the LAPD." So, the reason for her exit is going to be that she will be transferred to a federal agency, where she will have the opportunity to "start with a clean slate and hopefully rocket to the top of the ladder." The character's exit gave the producers an opportunity to "throw other obstacles" at the lead Nolan (Nathan Fillion).
"We don't want to make it hard for cars, but we want to slow them down so pedestrians get a fair shake."
While it seems like a fair shake, there are some who may be wondering why Niantic resorted to experimenting an event and during lunch breaks.
It's hard to get a fair share if you don't first get a fair shake.
"All that accused Argosino posits is to have a fair shake in the proceedings; accused Argosino is aware that part of the narration of these cases have crucified and judged him publicly, unfairly enough to convict him," his motion read.
"I think we have to ask ourselves, is the middle class getting the fair shake that they deserve, are the folks who are working-poor or in poverty, are they getting the pathway into the middle class?" Murphy said.
She revealed that the Kuwait government has enlisted the aid of the United Nations Development Program as part of efforts to ensure that people with disabilities get a fair shake, with many of them getting access to jobs as of late.
'All we want is for the boys to have a fair shake. Let them play, let them decide who wins and who does not.
"It's very important for people to see women in those highest levels in the legal profession, to feel like they are getting a fair shake," Fitzpatrick said.
'My client is not worried about trial, not worried about defence provided that he is given a fair shake at the trial - which we are sure, looking at the judge today, we are quite sure it's going to be a fair trial,' he added.
The schools say they aspire to give every candidate a fair shake, not just based on grades and scores, but on character and other intangibles.