fair's fair

fair's fair

A phrase used when one is emphasizing their belief that something is fair. Come on, you need to watch the kids for Ellen tonight because I do it all the time—fair's fair.
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fair's fair

used to request just treatment or assert that an arrangement is just. informal
2000 Sallee Vickers Miss Garnet's Angel Jonah, the wandering prophet, reminded her too much of her father. ‘He was a bit of a misery, wasn't he?’ But then, fair's fair, living in the belly of a whale must give one a different point of view.
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fair’s ˈfair

(British English also fair ˈdos/ˈdo’s) (spoken) used, especially as an exclamation, to say that you think that an action, a decision, etc. is acceptable and appropriate because it means that everyone will be treated fairly: You may not like her, but fair’s fair, she’s a good teacher.Look, fair’s fair. I’ve helped you lots of times. Now you can help me.
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"I say, General," she remarked, "fair's fair, and a promise is a promise.
Fair's fair, though - I don't think I've ever seen a top policeman copping a massive strop and throwing cabbages like a bad loser on Crackerjack.
Now, before we go around pointing fingers at an entire industry, fair's fair, this guy's remark was what we call 'anecdotal,' meaning one person's informal commentary rather than reliable data.
"It might sound strange me writing in The Spectator from a German perspective, but fair's fair. I asked my companions which side they'd choose, and all of them agreed that the attacking forces had a better chance of survival than the defenders," he wrote.
(Even though I don't agree with his politics, fair's fair.) He is an active member of the House of Lords.
| FAIR'S FAIR: Kate Beetlestone and two-year-old daughter Fia with Sophie Bebb and Helen Robinson of fairandfunky and Carol Herriot and Liam Foster of Holmfirth Co-op with a giant farmer model at Fairtrade fruit event Picture by Julian Hughes (JH010313Mfair-01)
Then people warmed to jockey Andrasch Starke, who was simply beside himself with joy, someone noted that Computerman in the Daily Express had got it right (I need one of those computers) and someone else said: "Fair's fair, she was staying on in the Marcel Boussac last year." This is such an easy game, really.
I am not saying we should return to the days of Chopper Harris and Norman "bite yer legs" Hunter when, unless the bone was sticking out after a tackle, it was hardly deemed a foul but, come on lads, fair's fair.
Fair's fair, should be your motto and everyone will be happier if you practice what you preach.
Well, you made us listen to music that made our ears bleed, so fair's fair. The prize was a measly pounds 1,000 for their chosen charity.
The Halifax bank's Fair's Fair diversity in employment programme is said to have changed the bank's culture and boosted business generally.
I mean, fair's fair, you cannot let slip that you're going out on the razzle without filling in the missing pieces.
My point is not to demonize men, but fair's fair. If we've come so far down the road that we're talking about mandatory Norplant; about starving women into giving up their kids to orphanages (Republican version) or forcing young mothers to live in group homes (Democratic version); if Charles Murray elicits barely a peep when he suggests releasing men from financial obligations to out-of-wedlock children and divorced moms have to hire private detectives to get their exes to pay courtwarded child support, it's time to insure that the Personal Responsibility Act applies equally to both sexes.
And besides, in the long run, fair's fair. Almost everyone he knows back home has a grandparent in the house or in a flat down the street.
So fair's fair," Siddle told Radio Sports National.