Even-steven meaning

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(idiomatic) Equal; fair.
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Exactly even, equal.
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(idiomatic) Equally; fairly.
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Having nothing due or owed on either side.

An even-steven transaction.

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Evenly divided.

He made two piles of clothes even steven and let me pick which one I wanted.

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Having a tied score, as in a game.
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Having nothing due, or no balance of debt on either side.
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The definition of even steven is a situation where an equal exchange is made, or where everyone and everything is equal.

1. An example of even steven is when you trade a dime for two nickels.

2. An example of even steven is when a game is tied.

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Being equal, as in score or account; tied.
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Origin of even-steven

  • even the name Steven used as rhyming slang

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly reduplicating rhyme from even (“equal"). See also steven (“money") (slang)

    From Wiktionary

  • From even (“equal”) + steven (“voice or say in a matter, constitution”)

    From Wiktionary