|Learning English - The Flatmates|
Treating people correctly or reasonably
by fair means or foul|
an expression to show you will use any method (good or bad) to get what you want
I want a signed copy of that book and I don't care what I have to do to get it. I swear, by fair means or foul, I'll get my hands on it.
to win fair and square/to beat someone fair and square
to win a game or match in an honest way
The West Indies were much better on the day. They beat the English fair and square.
to play fair
to act in an honest and open way
She wasn't exactly playing fair when she said she was quite a good dancer. She won the championship last year but she didn't mention that!
having (often formal) discussions or talks with someone to reach an agreement with them
treating people in the same way
act like an adult and act responsibly (used when you think someone is behaving in an immature or childish way)