Having nothing due or owed on either side.
An even-steven transaction.
He made two piles of clothes even steven and let me pick which one I wanted.
Having a tied score, as in a game.
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.
Origin of even-steven
- even the name Steven used as rhyming slang
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition