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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.
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*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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a fair ˈshake

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

n. a fair chance. (From shaking dice.) I want to give you both a fair shake.
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before users would actually shun Google social products and not give them a fair shake.
CHRIS TURNER was hoping Hartlepool receive a fair shake today when they face a Football League hearing which could have major implications for their season.
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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In any regulatory proceeding, it is essential that all sides get a fair shake.
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City workers deserve a fair shake, but now it's time to fix what's broken in Los Angeles and make this a great city for all the people who live and work here.