- Possibly reduplicating rhyme from even ("equal"). See also steven ("money") (slang) (Wiktionary)
- even1 + the name Steven, used as rhyming slang. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The friend who still owes my daughter for a Jimmy Eat World ticket from 2004 and never chipped in for the car rental for the trip from Boston to Albany, or the gas, or the lodging, and who honestly believes that everything's even-steven because she staked my kid to a latte on the way back.”
“It is now even-steven going into the 2012 election.”
“Atkins came to rue the even-steven split, but at the time, he figured there was no way “big, bad Boeing” would take a minority position in such a venture.”
“Ohio/Texas (March 4) and Pennsylvania (April 22) will tell the tale ... along with the superdelegates, who appear increasingly central to the outcome of this even-steven battle.”
“I think Mitt Romney will win some and lose some, which puts him even-steven.”
“You pay the same as him, Octo-mom, Buffets secretary on each dollar earned..maybe we can call it even-steven.”
“QUEST: So red, you lost; amber, you're even-steven; green, you've made money.”
“And if you got to give it up, let it be even-steven.”
“I don't know exactly how I'd set up a survey to quantify the factors I'm thinking about, but one of the biggest is that blacks would have to be 10X as racist, on the average, as whites for the advantage to be even-steven.”
“She faces essentially what is a even-steven match with Obama in the Hoosier State.”
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