a fair shake


: a fair deal : fair treatment
The judge gave him a fair shake, requiring him to perform community service.
She expected to get a fair shake from her boss.

Examples of a fair shake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a moment in a real-world sequence where Ferrera (wonderful, by the way) delivers a monologue of long-repressed frustration at how women have not been set up for relational success or a fair shake, in corporate America or as parents. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 18 July 2023 Householder's attorneys plan to appeal his conviction, raising concerns about whether their client was given a fair shake in Black's courtroom. Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY, 29 June 2023 Without a doubt, the Clippers were not given a fair shake in this series because of the availability issues and, honestly, just terrible luck with Leonard and Paul George’s knee injuries. Shane Young, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 The Canadian government faced backlash for its original immigration deal with the U.S. Advocates for immigrants have called on Trudeau to suspend the law entirely, saying America’s immigration system doesn’t give asylum seekers a fair shake. Hamed Aleaziz, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023

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“A fair shake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20fair%20shake. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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