square deal


noun

a fair and honest arrangement or transaction.

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Origin of square deal

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Definition for square deal (2 of 2)

Square Deal

noun U.S. History.

the stated policy of President Theodore Roosevelt, originally promising fairness in all dealings with labor and management and later extended to include other groups.
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Idioms and Phrases with square deal

square deal

A just, equitable arrangement or transaction, as in I know I'll get a square deal if I work with that supplier. This idiom uses square in the sense of “fair” or “honest,” a usage dating from the 1300s. [Late 1800s]

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