Definition of a fair shake
- The judge gave him a fair shake, requiring him to perform community service.
- She expected to get a fair shake from her boss.
: marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism
: conforming with the established rules : allowed
: consonant with merit or importance : due
: a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade
: a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements
: an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product
: in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules : in a fair manner
: to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
: something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)
: beauty, fairness
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