A fair and equal chance; honest treatment; a FAIR SHAKE: The Bible, I think it is, says never to give a sucker an even break (1911+)
It was infinitely more than the facing of foes, the taking of stock, preliminary to the even break.
"We called it an even break, and let it go at that," said Steve.
"With an even break in the luck, of course," interrupted the Kid.
I did not even break open the envelope till we were upon the road.
You just want me to get a gun in my hand--then you'll drop me, and claim an even break.
Up to Wednesday night it was an even break—steen points all.
Had they not seen it twist and turn the strong branches of great trees, and sometimes bend, and even break their mighty trunks?
He prayed that the gods of chance might give him no less than an even break.
I did not even break bread under his roof, though I had fasted for a day and a half.
They were not so successful with the Pittsburghs, and had to be satisfied with an even break.