even break

 A fair and equal chance.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • even break — noun : an equal chance especially for success : fair chance a nation that doesn t spy today is not giving its people an even break E.B.White …   Useful english dictionary

  • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break — Theatrical poster to Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Directed by Edward F. Cline …   Wikipedia

  • give someone an even break — give (someone) an even break American & Australian get an even break if someone gets an even break, they get the same opportunity to improve their situation as other people. Until now no one had given her an even break to prove what she could do …   New idioms dictionary

  • give an even break — give (someone) an even break American & Australian get an even break if someone gets an even break, they get the same opportunity to improve their situation as other people. Until now no one had given her an even break to prove what she could do …   New idioms dictionary

  • never give a sucker an even break — This saying has been attributed to various people, including E. F. Albee and W. C. Fields. It was popularized by Fields, who is said to have used it in the musical comedy Poppy (1923), though it does not occur in the libretto. Poppy was made into …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • get an even break — American & Australian if someone gets an even break, they get the same opportunity to improve their situation as other people. This guy has the talent. He just needs to get an even break and he could be up there with the best of them …   New idioms dictionary

  • an even break — informal a fair chance suckers never get an even break …   Useful english dictionary

  • an even break — informal a fair chance. → even …   English new terms dictionary

  • never give a sucker an even break — Meaning Origin W.C.Fields made a film of this name in 1943 and said the line as an ad lib in a stage production of the musical Poppy in 1923. It appears this was more than just a dramatic line as it expressed Fields true sentiments. As well as… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break —    Voir Passez muscade …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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