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fair shake

noun as in fair chance

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The belief that it is fathers, not mothers, who can’t get a fair shake in custody cases is further fueled by fathers’ rights groups’ claims that courts are biased against fathers.

In short, institutional wealth is probably here to stay, the middle class hasn’t gotten its fair shake and the location of the post-office box where you drop your taxes on April 15 probably matters more than you realize.

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Compared to the myriad ways animals have to cool down—dogs pant, elephants flap their big ears, vultures poop on their legs and feet—we got a pretty fair shake.

Even internally in the House, women are not getting their fair shake.

But the sisters, it seems, were dead wrong to think they might get a fair shake under Francis.

Gideon wrote to the Supreme Court, arguing that his inability to obtain counsel effectively denied him a fair shake at trial.

You have to look at the rest of the data – and particularly, the household survey – for a fair shake.

Gentlemen, unless you get me to Washington, you can't get a fair shake out of me.

A fair shake, do you think, or is somebody trying to string you?

The fact was that Si and his companions hardly had a fair shake in this respect, and entered the field at a decided disadvantage.

She deserves a fair shake and, by the big dipper, she's goin' to have it!

Your father was a great man, and he rates a fair shake in the write-ups.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fair shake, such as: even break, even chance, even odds, fair treatment, fifty-fifty, and square deal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.