give someone an even break

give someone an even break

If you give someone an even break, you give them the same chances or opportunities as other people. They know they can trust me to give them an even break, to showcase them and their talent. Note: You can also say that someone gets an even break. He kept talking about how she never got an even break from the family. Note: Never give a sucker an even break is a way of saying, as a joke, that you should not allow less fortunate people to have the same chances and opportunities as yourself. His philosophy may be summed up as `Never give a sucker an even break'. Note: `Never Give a Sucker an Even Break' is the title of a film starring W. C. Fields (1941).
See also: break, even, give
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