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A wholesome, nutritious meal. The hot lunch program at school provides square meals for underprivileged children.
a square meal
A square meal is a large, healthy meal that makes you feel you have eaten enough. The troops were tired and hadn't had a square meal for five days. Do you survive on yogurt at lunchtime while your partner wants a square meal? Note: On sailing ships in the past, sailors ate off square wooden plates.
a square ˈmeala large and satisfying meal: The children get three square meals a day.
n. a good and nutritious meal. (Always with quantifier when square is used without meal.) I need three squares a day—at least. The old soak looks like he could use a square meal.