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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

*fair shake

an instance of fair treatment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) He's unpleasant, but we have to give him a fair shake. He got a fair shake from us. Don't worry!
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fair shake, a

An equitable bargain or opportunity, as in You can always count on the boss to give his crew a fair shake. This expression probably alludes to the shaking of dice. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
See also: fair

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

fair shake

n. a fair chance. (From shaking dice.) I want to give you both a fair shake.
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If you're an umpire you're meant to uphold the law so both teams get a fair shake.
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Since 1888 is just a single bock, we drank it before the double bocks to give it a fair shake, But even so, we found it on the light side for bock.
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