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fair and square

Definition of fair and square in English:

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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