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square (meal)

a good and nutritious meal. (Always with quantifier when square is used without meal.) I need three squares a day—at least. The old beggar looks like he could use a square meal.

square

1. mod. old-fashioned; law-abiding; stodgy. Man, you are really square.
2. n. a person who behaves properly. You are a square if I ever saw one.
3. and square joint n. a tobacco cigarette, compared to a marijuana cigarette. I’ll take a reefer. I’ve heard that square joints will give you cancer.
4. tv. to settle or to make something right. Will twenty bucks square the matter?
5. Go to square (meal).

square

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The council says there are "key health and educational benefits to the pupils in terms of being in receipt of a healthy, nutritious meal at lunchtime.
Together, if we Dine for a Cause, we can provide millions of children with a nutritious meal this holiday season and beyond.
The charity's Jo Nicholas said: "A nutritious meal improves focus and performance.
We want disadvantaged children to benefit from a nutritious meal.
Get your gifts wrapped and help students get a nutritious meal at school at the same time.
This campaign aimed to provide children in developing countries with access to quality primary education whilst providing a healthy nutritious meal.
Volunteers provide a friendly smile, a chance to communicate with community members, and most important, a nutritious meal to get them through the day.
The company has since set up a number of clubs linked to its shops, with the company funding equipment and supplying food and drink so that children can start their day with a nutritious meal.
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a free, nutritious meal at school every day will absolutely benefit all - and I mean ALL - the children of this country.
For some consumers of organic and healthy foods, a generous chunk of whole grain bread can be the cornerstone of a nutritious meal, a staple bordering on iconic.
This way, kids will have a nutritious meal before being able to get a treat.
Specifically designed nutritious meal plans are provided and served in an elegant dining room in the former Chapel of the Monastery.
Each nutritious meal has no artificial colors or flavors.
Volunteers provide a friendly smile; a chance to communicate with community members; and most important, a nutritious meal to get them through the day.