only fair

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of only fair

: the right thing
  • It's only fair to tell him the truth.

Word by Word Definitions

only play
  1. : unquestionably the best : peerless

  2. : alone in a class or category : sole

  3. : having no brother or sister

  1. : as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different : merely

  2. : solely, exclusively

  3. : at the very least

  1. : with the restriction that : but

  2. : and yet : however

  3. : were it not that : except

fair play
  1. : marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism

  2. : conforming with the established rules : allowed

  3. : consonant with merit or importance : due

  1. : a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

  2. : a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

  3. : an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

  1. : in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules : in a fair manner

  2. : fairly

  1. : clear

  2. : to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. : something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

  2. : beauty, fairness

  3. : woman


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