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fair shake, a

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fair shake, a

noun phrase

Equal treatment; the same chance as others; even break: He complains he didn't get a fair shake

[1830+; fr an honest shake of the dice]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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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. [ ; early 1800s ]
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