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    Cool To get an even break with someone?

    Hello amigos1

    Tom lost 200 dollars to his brother, now he wants to get an even break with him.

    What does it mean? He wants the money back?

    Thanks,

    Sam :)

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    #2

    Re: To get an even break with someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos1

    Tom lost 200 dollars to his brother, now he wants to get an even break with him.

    What does it mean? He wants the money back?

    Thanks,

    Sam :)
    It doesn't mean anything to me.

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    #3

    Re: To get an even break with someone?

    NOT A TEACHER

    I think that this is a case of merging two (idiomatic) expressions that can't be merged, see get an even break and get even (with somebody).

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    #4

    Re: To get an even break with someone?

    And now he wants a chance to make it back.

    That's one of several correct things you could say.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: To get an even break with someone?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Tom lost 200 dollars to his brother, now he wants to get an even break with him.
    It almost certainly does, but, as Chicken Sandwich says, it's mixing two phrases.

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