Square Deal, a

Also: Fair deal Fair shake Meaning of Idiom ‘A Square Deal’ A square deal is an equitable bargain or one in which both parties are certain to benefit equally. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 2010. Examples Of Use All the variations date from the same … Read more

Fair and Square

Meaning of Idiom ‘Fair and Square’ Fair and square means completely fair and just; within the rules of a game or competition; straight, directly and with great accuracy (rare). 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: … Read more

Back To Square One

Meaning of Idiom ‘Back to Square One’ To go back to square one means to return to the beginning and repeat something, usually after a plan or effort completely fails; to start over. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013. 2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012. … Read more