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or even-Steven

[ee-vuh n-stee-vuh n] /ˈi vənˈsti vən/
adjective, Informal.
having no balance of debt on either side; even in the setting of accounts.
having an equal chance or score; tied.
Origin of even-steven
First recorded in 1865-70; rhyming compound based on even1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Fair; even; equitable: Give me the hundred and fifty and we'll call it even-steven


: And we'll do likewise for San Francisco and Odessa, or any places we want, always evenstephen (1866+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Exactly equal; also, with nothing due or owed on either side. For example, I've paid it all back, so now we're even-steven. This rhyming phrase is used as an intensive for even. [ Mid-1800s ]
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