Meaning of “go/be back to square one” in the English Dictionary


"go/be back to square one" in English

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go/be back to square one


to be forced to think of a new course of action because your first course of action failed:

The deal with the house fell through so I'm afraid we're back to square one.

(Definition of “go/be back to square one” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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