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square accounts

 (with someone)
1. Lit. to settle one's financial accounts with someone. I have to square accounts with the bank this week, or it'll take back my car. I called the bank and said I needed to come in and square accounts.
2. Fig. to get even with someone; to straighten out a misunderstanding with someone. I'm going to square accounts with Tom. He insulted me in public, and he owes mean apology. Tom, you and I are going to have to square accounts.
See also: account, square
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It was always known that "Wake up" would carry out the orders of BDI's leadership and therefore the time has come to square accounts," stated Ademi.