- v. phr.To be in a position of owing no favors or debt to someone.
Yesterday you paid for my lunch, so today I paid for yours; now we're even-Steven.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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even-steven — or even stephen [ē′vən stē′vən] adj. [rhyming slang < EVEN1 + STEVEN] [often even S ] Informal EVEN1 (adj. 45678 9): also even steven or even stephen … English World dictionary
even-Steven — 1. mod. evenly divided. □ He made the two piles of diamonds even Steven and then let me chose which one I wanted. □ The cake is not exactly cut even Steven. 2. mod. even; balanced. □ Now we’re even Steven. □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
even-steven — /ee veuhn stee veuhn/, adj. Informal. 1. having no balance of debt on either side; even in the setting of accounts. 2. having an equal chance or score; tied. Also, even Steven. [1865 70; rhyming compound based on EVEN1] * * * … Universalium
even steven — 1. adjective a) exactly even, equal b) being equal, as in score or account; tied 2. adverb … Wiktionary
even-steven — /ee veuhn stee veuhn/, adj. Informal. 1. having no balance of debt on either side; even in the setting of accounts. 2. having an equal chance or score; tied. Also, even Steven. [1865 70; rhyming compound based on EVEN1] … Useful english dictionary
even-steven — equal work or achievement, evenly matched After one lap, Karim and I were even steven. We were tied … English idioms
even steven — Two or more people who are even stevens are equal to each other. None of them has more than the others; none is owed anything or has anything due. The two boys shared equally the money they made delivering pizzas so now they re even… … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
even-steven — adjective Equal; fair. See Also: even stevens … Wiktionary
even-steven — (also even stevens) adjective & adverb informal fair and equal in competition or distribution of resources … English new terms dictionary
even-steven — e′ven ste′ven or e′ven Ste′ven [[t] ˈsti vən[/t]] adj. 1) even (def. 10) 2) tied • Etymology: 1865–70; rhyming compound … From formal English to slang
even steven — adjective see even stephen … Useful english dictionary