drawing board

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A 19th-century engraving of an architect at a large upright drawing board

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drawing board (plural drawing boards)

  1. A plane surface or table to which paper can be fastened for drawing purposes.
  2. (figuratively) The planning stage of a project.
    We'll need to go back to the drawing board to figure out where the project went wrong.

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