be even (with someone)

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be even (with someone)

1. To not be indebted (to someone) for something; to not owe (someone) anything. I helped Sarah set up the community center for her casino night in return for her helping me move, so she and I are even now. Tell you what: buy me dinner this Friday. That way, you'll be even with me for the money I lent you.
2. To no longer have cause to seek revenge (against someone). You broke the tail light on my car, so I slashed your tires—now we're even.
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be ˈeven

(informal) no longer owe somebody money or a favour: If I pay for the meals then we’re even.
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References in classic literature ?
Ye are even a dead man, then; and I go to tell Arthur.
Polls among paper industry professionals are even more interesting to me since part of my job is to understand what is happening to this industry and how people feel about it.