Definition of even-steven in English:

even-steven

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(also even-stevens)

adjective & adverb

informal
  • Used in reference to fair and equal competition or distribution of resources: [as adverb]: I split the money with my wife even-steven
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    • While the average result puts Labour even-stevens with National, it does not substantially alter the likely outcomes.
    • When eyes and teeth are once again exchanged, we'll be even-stevens.
    • As to the game itself watched by over 29,000 spectators the first half was even-steven, Galway just holding the edge at half-time, 0-12 to 0-11, and Ollie Canning magnificent at corner-back.

Origin

mid 19th century: rhyming phrase, used as an intensive.

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