fair shake

noun

Definition of fair shake

: a fair chance or fair treatment

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Examples of fair shake in a Sentence

it's going to be tough to get a fair shake the way this country's legal system is set up
Recent Examples on the Web Now the only backstop is the courts where aggrieved innovators attempt to get a fair shake. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, 15 June 2022 So Podesta has been quietly nurturing the climate movement’s next generation of leaders to make sure the planet gets a fair shake before the narrow window for action closes, maybe for good. Kara Voght, The New Republic, 31 May 2022 Atlanta, when judged by almost every investment metric, gets a fair shake. Veena Jetti, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 But maybe the show, based on a story people had so many feelings about, wasn’t given a fair shake. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 22 Feb. 2022 How Henderson wanted assurances that his sons could have a fair shake from the police. Margaret Coker, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 In the bleachers, Gladstone parents were already on edge with a lack of holding and facemask calls throughout the game and felt their team wasn’t getting a fair shake from the officials, said Heather White, Ricky’s mother, who identifies as white. Ryan Clarke | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 12 Nov. 2021 Can those border agents get a fair shake from their superiors now? Scott Jennings, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 These champion advocates are shaping the future of student loans and tirelessly working to ensure that student loan borrowers get a fair shake. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 18 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fair shake

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fair shake was in 1830

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Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

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“Fair shake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair%20shake. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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