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square deal

a fair and honest transaction; fair treatment. All the workers want is a square deal, but their boss underpays them. You always get a square deal with that travel company.
See also: deal, square

square deal

A just, equitable arrangement or transaction, as in I know I'll get a square deal if I work with that supplier. This idiom uses square in the sense of "fair" or "honest," a usage dating from the 1300s. [Late 1800s]
See also: deal, square
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No, I consider the Square Deal B presses to be at their best when dedicated to a single caliber and even a single load for that caliber.
That said, A Square Deal For All And No Railroading is a welcome addition to western Canadian labour historiography.
Square deal that kids can warm to You can get a free Spongebob Squarepants duvet cover when you spend pounds 20 on SpongeBob toys in Toys R Us.
Theodore Roosevelt is well known for his commitment to leveling the playing field for all Americans through the Square Deal and other policy initiatives.
Ken Thompson, who runs Square Deal Car Spares, on Gravelly Lane, Erdington, said he has lost up to pounds 4,000 in takings since Birmingham City Council closed the road for resurfacing work over the last two weeks.
The inhabitants of the small mining community said they wanted a square deal.
They do not offer a single-stage press, however they do offer the Square Deal B 4-station progressive press for loading pistol catridges complete with carbide dies (except for the .
Square Deal Engineered Tooling Starlinger North America Frank J.
MEMORIES of battles to gain a square deal for the livestock farmers of North Wales have been revived with the pending retirement of Elfed Williams.
Looking at my Square Deal B manual, most of the small stuff goes for under a buck, at most $2, unless I need to replace a major assembly.
It is in everybody's interests that this should be done: the punters, the BHB, the SIS men themselves and, one would have thought, the off-course bookmakers, whose business will surely suffer to some extent if punters become convinced that the only place they can get a square deal is at the races.
On the subject of financial institutions, it can be safely said that few independents rely on getting a square deal on their business accounts.
A group of parents who feel they didn't get a square deal in family court cases has filed suit against the judges association, alleging that the coffee and flowers fund was part of a bigger money-making web.
COVENTRY Building Society is levelling up the interest rates paid on its Tessa and Square Deal ISA accounts.
For the month of March, Island Pacific welcomes 83 new Retail Pro users including: Square Deal Limited, a provider of top brand clothing with outlets throughout the Maltese Islands; The Denim Bar, a clothing retailer specializing in upscale denim jeans for men and women located in Arlington, Virginia; Ateseta, a manufacturer and retailer of fine Italian shirts characterized by elegance, simplicity and distinctive quality, with stores throughout Italy and London; Treasured Memories Too, a scrapbooking store opening in Reno, Nevada; and Branded, a retailer of the latest in designer fashion and brand name clothing with stores throughout Scotland.