fair go
A reasonable chance, a fair deal: small business didn't get a fair go in the last budget. Australia often sees itself as an egalitarian society, the land of the fair go, where all citizens have a right to fair treatment. It is often used as an exclamation: fair go Kev, give the kids a turn! Sometimes it expresses disbelief: fair go-the tooth fairy?

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • fair go — /fɛə ˈgoʊ/ (say fair goh) Colloquial –noun 1. a fair or reasonable course of action: do you think that s a fair go? 2. a fair contest in a fight. 3. a chance to get on with something without interference or distraction: *The chairman stood with… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Fair go — 1. fair or reasonable course of action: Do you think that s a fair go? ; 2. adequate opportunity: He never had a fair go ; 3. appeal for fairness or reason: Fair go, mate! …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fair go — I Australian Slang 1. fair or reasonable course of action: Do you think that s a fair go? ; 2. adequate opportunity: He never had a fair go ; 3. appeal for fairness or reason: Fair go, mate! II Australian English Give some a chance or an… …   English dialects glossary

  • fair go — 1. interjection Used to persuade someone to act with more fairness or reason. Fair go mum! Let me go to the party tonight! 2. noun A reasonable opportunity to attempt something …   Wiktionary

  • fair go — UK / US noun [singular] Australian informal a reasonable opportunity to do something Everyone in Australia has the right to a fair go, without discrimination …   English dictionary

  • fair go/goes — phrase Australian an interjection demanding fair or rea sonable behaviour Come on, fair goes, give us a break. fair suck of the pineapple/sauce stick phrase Australian elaborations of the colloquial fair crack of the whip …   Contemporary slang

  • Fair-go Mate — statement you make when someone is not letting you do or say something …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fair-go mate — Australian Slang statement you make when someone is not letting you do or say something …   English dialects glossary

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