Idiom:  fair and square


Idiom:  fair and square

  • honestly

Example sentences

— This time I won my match fair and square but no one believed me because I often cheat.

— We handle promotions in a process that's fair and square, according to merit.

— It was hard to admit that we lost the game fair and square to the worst team in the league.

— She got the job fair and square even though her uncle works here.

— Several years after the election, Americans still wonder if Trump won the presidency fair and square.

— Although my uncle divided his estate to all of his children fair and square, his oldest son is trying to get more money than the others.

— I won't participate in the competition again unless there is an unbiased judge who will evaluate the submissions fair and square.

— If you cannot place the game fair and square, we're not going to play again.

— People are really worried that the 2020 US Presidential election is not being conducted fair and square.

— You would have lost if you had played fair and square.


  • by the book
  • above board
  • right as rain

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