Definition of fair and square in English:

fair and square

  • Honestly and straightforwardly: we won the match fair and square
    More example sentences
    • Of course I realised and I started telling everybody I lost the match fair and square, no excuses.
    • The last match I lost fair and square but I was a little disappointed with the first one
    • We won fair and square, and we're going to win fair and square again.
    Synonyms
    honestly, fairly, without cheating, without foul play, by the book; lawfully, legally, legitimately
    informal on the level, on the up and up
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