fair chance

noun

: the same chance everyone else gets
All she wants is a fair chance.

Examples of fair chance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the Democrats’ read of Section 2, the commission was required to create a district that gave Latinos in Yakima a fair chance to elect the candidate of their choice. Marilyn W. Thompson, ProPublica, 28 Feb. 2024 Solution: Removing criminal history can open a business to the many positive outcomes associated with fair chance hiring such as strong work ethic and 13% lower turnover. Mayra Alarcon, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 This could mean simplifying the paperwork needed and giving incentives to people who haven't had a fair chance to do so in the past. Britney Porter, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 This is critical because early financial education is the key to ensuring that today’s youth get a fair chance to achieve holistic financial wellness. Tom Davidson, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2024 But if McCarthy were to live up to Jeremiah’s Alex Smith comparison while wearing purple, O’Connell — and the Vikings — would have a fair chance of contending for the playoffs in most seasons and keeping his job that much longer. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Feb. 2024 The other four districts are competitive, where either party has a fair chance of winning them. Jessie Opoien, Journal Sentinel, 28 Feb. 2024 Specificity takes advantage of the real-time messaging opportunities digital marketing offers to give small and medium-sized businesses a fair chance at online traffic. Kansas City Star, 8 Feb. 2024 However, Ars believes there's a fair chance SpaceX could attempt a Starship launch in September. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 25 Aug. 2023

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“Fair chance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair%20chance. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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