even stephen

adjective, often capitalized S even ste·phen
variants: or even steven

Definition of even stephen

:having the same score :capable of going one way or the other :tied, even, fifty-fifty
  • at the end of the seventh the two teams were even Stephen, no hits, no runs, no errors
  • dividing up on an even Stephen basis
  • —J. D. Ratcliff
  • a few more undecided, and the race will be even Stephen
  • —R. L. Neuberger

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Origin and Etymology of even stephen

from the name Stephen, Steven, used as rhyming slang


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