be even (with someone)

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be even (with someone)

1. To not be indebted (to someone) for something; to not owe (someone) anything. I helped Sarah set up the community center for her casino night in return for her helping me move, so she and I are even now. Tell you what: buy me dinner this Friday. That way, you'll be even with me for the money I lent you.
2. To no longer have cause to seek revenge (against someone). You broke the tail light on my car, so I slashed your tires—now we're even.
See also: even
References in classic literature ?
I am not only persuaded of Herncastle's guilt; I am even fanciful enough to believe that he will live to regret it, if he keeps the Diamond; and that others will live to regret taking it from him, if he gives the Diamond away.
If I commit faults in my life to come--if I am even guilty of crimes-- she will bring the retribution, without (as I firmly believe) any conscious exercise of her own will.
Then turning towards the tailor, "My dear Percerin," said he, - "I am even very happy that you are here, D'Artagnan.
You know I always was a savage, and now am even more so.
I am even more shocked to hear that the council's motivation for this surveillance was to find out who exposed their cover-up of matters in the public interest.
While I am happy to remember the fact that someone never maligned someone else, I am even happier when a family tell me that their loved one "always had a good word to say about others.
I'm loving ginger tea and ginger beer - I am even eating it raw.
I am even hungrier and I feel even more determined and just more excited about racing.
I've been away for a while, but I am even more hungry to succeed now as I was in my youth," he said.
I am over the moon with Cardiff City's start to the season, but I am even more pleased with the support people have given the team so far.
I was already very excited about starting at Glamorgan but now I am even more delighted.
We all decided we had to bring the Dover car to Charlotte, and so I am even more excited than I was before.
With this additional success in Amsterdam, I am even more confident that mobile credit payment will start taking off in the payment market.
I am even more interested in what she would have argued in court had she been the one raped.
So not only do I have to wait longer for a bus, if I miss one (or if they decide to do a detour and miss my stop out completely) then I am even later because I have to walk from Queen Square to work in Water Street