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be even Steven(s)

1. slang To have no outstanding debt between one another. All right, here's the $10 I owe you—now we're even Stevens.
2. slang To be completely equal. As a parent, you've got to always make sure things are even Steven between your kids, or they'll get horribly jealous of each other.
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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.
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even stevens

slang Equal in something, especially after repaying a debt. All right, here's the $10 I owe you—now we're even stevens.
See also: even, stevens
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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."
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

even Stephens (or Stevens)

an even chance.
1990 Alan Duff Once Were Warriors And I give her half. Clean down the middle. Even stevens. I don't try and cheat her out of her share.
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All told, the start-up costs of a horse-powered farm are relatively low in comparison with a tractor-powered operation, which is one of the attractive features of horse farming for Stephen Leslie. "A team of heavy horses can do the work of a 20 to 25 HP tractor.
In his outstanding guide The New Horse-Powered Farm, Stephen Leslie covers a wide range of topics that will help many readers feel more comfortable about introducing horse labor into farming and gardening.
Photographer Stephen Leslie, 24, arrived in the city in 2004 to study media production at Coventry University and has stayed on after finishing the course two years ago.
It comprises associates Daryl Shorthose and Charles Williams, solicitors Monica Kapur, Aaron Harlow and Stephen Leslie, and paralegal Kuldip Johal.
It now comprises associates Daryl Shorthose and Charles Williams; solicitors Monica Kapur; Aaron Harlow and Stephen Leslie; and paralegal Kuldip Johal.
His barrister, Stephen Leslie, QC, said Hardy had been drunk and admitted he should not have taken the law into his own hands.
gun culture by first-time writer-director Stephen Leslie; and HBO Film is developing "Belle and Bette," which Jones pitches as "a black version of Jane Austen." It's based on the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race girl adopted by the Earl of Mansfield in the 18th century.
Stephen Leslie QC, defending, said: "It is clear that there is genuine distress, contrition and sorrow at the death of his nephew which he will always have to live with.
SNP councillor Stephen Leslie resigned from Angus Council after an internal inquiry, blaming stress and ill health.
Stephen Leslie Marin was given a one-year ban in October 2018 for drink driving.
She is pre-deceased by five brothers, Arthur, Kenneth, Alton, Donald and Richard Gardner, and her son-in-law Stephen Leslie.
The Beverley's goals came from Carl Allsop and Stephen Leslie.
Stephen Leslie QC, prosecuting, told the court: "Many of us dream of having a bottomless piggy bank full of money that we can dip into whenever we need to solve our financial troubles - a tax demand, an unpaid credit card debt, repairs to our car or an overdue bill.
Stephen Leslie Shaw, Park View, Manchester Road, Huddersfield.