square meal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See square ‎(hearty, vigorous).

Noun[edit]

square meal ‎(plural square meals)

  1. (idiomatic) A satisfying meal, especially suitable for one performing physical labor.
    Football linemen seem to need more than just a square meal.

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Collocations[edit]

  • Three square meals a day. - A complete, healthy and satisfying diet which includes three cooked meals every day.