be\ even-Steven

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". . 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

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