even Steven

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.
See also: even, Steven

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."
See also: even, Steven

even-steven

Exactly equal; also, with nothing due or owed on either side. For example, I've paid it all back, so now we're even-steven. This rhyming phrase is used as an intensive for even. [Mid-1800s]

even-Steven

1. mod. evenly divided. He made the two piles of diamonds even-Steven and then let me choose which one I wanted.
2. mod. even; balanced. Now that we’ve given each other black eyes, are we even-Steven?
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"I've already got messages off mates saying I've saved their season and even Steven Davis has been on the phone thanking me."
In terms of getting tackles in they are just about even Steven.
But even Steven Spielberg, Lucas' partner on the action series, is taking a wait-and-see view.
"Surely, however, even Steven will need a divorce before wedding plans can be made."
Day-Lewis, 55, who is known as one of the most world's best-known practitioner of method acting, had insisted throughout the filming of 'Lincoln' that the cast - and even Steven Spielberg, the director of the film - refer to him as "Mr President," the Telegraph reported
SO CLOSE TO EVEN STEVEN: Despite scoring for Wolves, Steven Fletcher is gutted after losing 2-1 at home to Newcastle United in controversial circumstances
Chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell said: "Although it is still very early to budget or forecast what may happen in 2010, top line revenues will probably be 'even Steven'.
"I have to say a draw would have been the fair result and over the game it was pretty even Steven.
Few people would have predicted Rangers would be going for a quadruple at this stage of the season, even Steven. But I get the feeling he might get used to winning and want to stay with his boyhood idols.
To believe his Lordship's notion that Osborne's budget will 'release the energy of the cities' and this is a growth budget stretches credibility that would test even Steven Spielberg's genius.
And Rogers said that even Steven Gerrard, who has been at Anfield for the past 15 years, felt it was the most impressive he'd seen Liverpool play there in a long time.
West Ham were 2-0 ahead after 27 minutes and, at that point, even Steven Gerrard's midfield influence was nowhere as telling as that of Reo-Coker.
It was even Steven in the first half and we put a little bit of pressure on them.
Even Steven Pienaar apologised after last Saturday, but generally over his time at Everton in the last 60 games or so you would say that he's been very good or better in 50 of them.
Aside from performances from Martin Compston and Robert 'Freddy Krueger' Englund, the film also features small turns from Martin Kemp and even Steven Berkoff.