even stephen

adjective, often capitalized S
even ste·​phen
variants: or even steven \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈstēvən \

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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History and Etymology for even stephen

from the name Stephen, Steven, used as rhyming slang

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“Even stephen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20stephen. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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