even Steven

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.
See also: even, Steven

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."
See also: even, Steven

even-steven

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]

even-Steven

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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Hammer Metals has signed an earn-in and joint-venture agreement with Newmont Exploration covering the Overlander, Even Steven and Dronfield iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) targets on Hammer's Mount Isa project in Queensland, Australia.
People tend to forget about the likes of Leighton Baines, Tom Cleverley and even Steven Pienaar not being in the team because the boys are doing reasonably well.
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They rely too much on Luis Suarez and even Steven Gerrard has not been helping him deal with the burden of scoring goals.
Lukas Hs, who played a soldier in the flick, said even Steven Spielberg had to refer to Day-Lewis as 'Mr.
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I've already got messages off mates saying I've saved their season and even Steven Davis has been on the phone thanking me.
With money he borrowed from family, friends, even Steven, who was still in school at the time, Michael began purchasing property in the inner-city neighborhood where he lived, known as Fountain Park.
To believe his Lordship's notion that Osborne's budget will 'release the energy of the cities' and this is a growth budget stretches credibility that would test even Steven Spielberg's genius.
Day-Lewis, 55, who is known as one of the most world's best-known practitioner of method acting, had insisted throughout the filming of 'Lincoln' that the cast - and even Steven Spielberg, the director of the film - refer to him as "Mr President," the Telegraph reported
Few people would have predicted Rangers would be going for a quadruple at this stage of the season, even Steven.
In terms of getting tackles in they are just about even Steven.
It was even Steven in the first half and we put a little bit of pressure on them.
Surely, however, even Steven will need a divorce before wedding plans can be made.