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even Steven

slang Equal in something, especially after repaying a debt. All right, here's the $10 I owe you—now we're even Steven.
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even Steven

to be even (with someone or something) by having repaid a debt, replied in kind, etc. Bill hit Tom; then Tom hit Bill. Now they are even Steven. Mary paid Ann the $100 she owed her. Ann said, "Good, we are even Steven."
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Exactly equal; also, with nothing due or owed on either side. For example, I've paid it all back, so now we're even-steven. This rhyming phrase is used as an intensive for even. [Mid-1800s]


1. mod. evenly divided. He made the two piles of diamonds even-Steven and then let me choose which one I wanted.
2. mod. even; balanced. Now that we’ve given each other black eyes, are we even-Steven?
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No slouch in the looks department himself, Steven says he didn't know any gay people growing up, but his time at the bar gave him a crash course.
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Using the solution, Stevens can match individual drivers to specific loads based on a number of criteria, including available units, vehicle characteristics, load metrics, required point and time of delivery, as well as driver hours and preferences.
2nd Prize Winner: Donald Artig with Elaine Dean, The Corcoran Group; Haft Willkie, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales; Pare Liebman, The Corcoran Group; Raye Dube (winner), Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales and Jim Gricar, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales
Locally, Eskimos often vote Democratic, but for 30 years, they have steadfastly supported Stevens and the state's Republican delegation in Congress--largely, says Sarah Lukin of the Native American Contracting Association, "because they've been such a great help to the natives and the ANCs [Alaskan native Corporations].
Has the figure who memorably declared himself a "slipping glimpser" slipped through the broad dragnet of Stevens and Swan's scrutiny?
There is a second group of home schoolers, whom Stevens calls the "inclusives," a broad category that covers leftwing and counterculture groups as well as Jews, Catholics, and mainstream Protestants who are not comfortable with the Christian home schoolers' pietistic style.
Of course the central tragedy of the film is Stevens' failure to take the risk of expressing his love for Miss Kenton (played by Emma Thompson), Darlington's housekeeper and a woman of considerable warmth and wit, whose deepening affection for Stevens seems to offer his last best chance for redemption.
Specifically, he made official arrangements with the Stevens controller's office to personally reimburse the institution for the donations.
Stevens will be responsible for finance, legal, real estate and store planning, information technology and logistics, and loss prevention.
Nikki Field of Sotheby's International Realty, Kathy Sloane, Senior Vice President/Managing Director of Brown Harris Stevens, Helene Alexopoulos Warrick of Sotheby's International Realty
His latest is ``Illinoise,'' which Stevens is supporting with a string of club dates, including the El Rey on Saturday night.
It is unknown how many bids have been submitted for the rail division, but Canadian National Railway has publicly stated they are in the mix, says Stevens, while Canadian Pacific Railway has not commented.
Stevens of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
In late November 1993, a man named Jerry Stevens failed to get mail for the fourth day in a row.