a fair shake

fair shake

Just treatment; a fair chance (to do something). When Tara negotiated with the salesman for a new car, she was afraid she wasn't getting a fair shake because she was a woman. I'm not asking for special treatment, just give me a fair shake at the tryouts.
See also: fair, shake

a fair ˈshake

(American English, informal) a fair chance or fair treatment: This new pay deal means a fair shake for all the workers.
See also: fair, shake