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square deal

Syllabification: square deal

Definition of square deal in English:

noun

[usually in singular]
A fair bargain or treatment: the workers feel they are not getting a square deal
More example sentences
  • Teddy Roosevelt's promise of a ‘square deal’ for business and labor alike in 1904 distinguished him from more conservative republicans and from the corporate scandals of his era.
  • The union was not out of order in seeking a square deal for the game's poorest and most vulnerable players.
  • And if you don't believe me, ask Helen Liddell if women get a square deal in Scottish politics.

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