a fair shake

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a fair shake

informal
: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

fair play
  1. : marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism

  2. : conforming with the established rules : allowed

  3. : consonant with merit or importance : due

  1. : a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

  2. : a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

  3. : an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

  1. : in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules : in a fair manner

  2. : fairly

  1. : clear

  2. : to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. : something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

  2. : beauty, fairness

  3. : woman

shake play
  1. : to move irregularly to and fro

  2. : to vibrate especially as the result of a blow or shock

  3. : to tremble as a result of physical or emotional disturbance

  1. : an act of shaking: such as

  2. : an act of shaking hands

  3. : an act of shaking oneself


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