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get an even break

To receive an equal opportunity or fair treatment. 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. I just want to get an even break.
See also: break, even, get
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When Alex Ferguson was Aberdeen's manager he used to say to me that I had to intimidate the main-stand linesman to have any chance of getting an even break when Dundee United played Celtic or Rangers.