even break

even break

An equal opportunity; fair treatment. Primarily heard in US. I know I'm not the CEO's niece or daughter, but this is my dream job, and I am more than qualified for it. Can I please just get an even break?
See also: break, even
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*an even break

a fair chance; a fair judgment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Please give me an even break! I need some help here!
See also: an, break, even
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an even break

a fair chance. informal
This phrase is perhaps best known from W. C. Fields's catchphrase ‘Never give a sucker an even break’. It is said to have originated in the 1923 musical Poppy, and was also the title of one of Field's films ( 1941 ).
See also: an, break, even
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She could not even break loose from culture, and her time was wasted by concerts which it would be a sin to miss, and invitations which it would never do to refuse.
Meanwhile I could not even break my fast, but roamed the flat in a misery not to be described, my very linen still unchanged, my cheeks and chin now tawny from the unwholesome night.
By Sunday, the movie is expected to come close to or even break the weekend record set in 2015 by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," according to box office analysts.
Raul Ruiz, head of Research of RCBC Securities, said the PSEi may even break past the 8,600 level today, the last trading day of the year.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], December 5 (ANI): Indian shuttlers got off to a flying start and underlined their supremacy as they did not even break a sweat and defeated Nepal and Bhutan 5-0 each in their first and second tie of the day respectively, here at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium on the inaugural day of the 1stSouth Asian Regional (SAARC) Badminton Tournament, hosted by Assam Badminton Association.
Duterte fulfill his promise of change when he can't even break loose from patronage politics?
Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin said that the autonomy of Donbas might weaken Ukraine and even break it up, as Russia wants.
For shipping companies to even break even the Baltic Dry Index needs to be at least at 3500 levels.
I WAS interested to read Robert Sutcliffe's column 'Why you can't give a women an even break at snooker' (Examiner, May 10).
"We have paid together 51 years of tax, all we are asking for is an even break."
But Reider says if the quartet replicate their form in practice, they should win a medal and could even break the British record.
Who can blame energy companies for passing on all the costs of providing expensive, inefficient and risk-free towers of concrete which will never even break even with energy provision let alone create a surplus.
You might get it open that way, but enough of that abuse can bend or even break off the lever.
He says that workers and an inspector came in his absence and announced that they would even break into the premises by force.
2).The sample should fail with an even break through the wet layer, just below the top edge of the sample tube.