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square one

The very first stage of something; the initial starting point. (Especially in the phrase "back to square one.") We'll have to start again at square one if the government pulls our funding on this project. Yet another relationship down the tubes. I guess I'm back to square one yet again!
See also: one, square
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Square One Law has been acting for a range of clients on Teesside, including Able, which has instructed the firm to provide advice during the decommissioning of the Brent Delta Platform.
Back in Newcastle, Square One has grown its headcount to around 70 members of staff since the firm launched in 2011.
Square One provides project-based educational opportunities with a focus on under-resourced communities.
Square One Law's client base is very impressive and I enjoy supporting clients with their wide range of property purchases.
Park Hyatt Saigon's Square One proudly emerged as the only restaurant in Vietnam to make the list's top 20, joining the ranks of famous dining spots in Paris, London and Washington, D.
In the lawsuit, the screen-writing duo have said that "Any differences between the Square One scripts and New Girl are so small and insignificant that they cannot be afforded copyright protection, and are, in fact, nothing more than transparent attempts to hide Defendants' blatant plagiarism.
The Specials star will be performing at Square One, The Hub, Coventry University on Saturday, December 8.
We look forward to his contributions in taking Square 1 to the next level during the period of expansion we foresee in 2010 and beyond,' said Susan Casey, chief credit officer of Square One Bank.
Allardyce said: "It's back to basics, back to square one.
The Swan-McManus treble was completed when Back To Square One, who started 6-4 favourite, made a winning debut in the bumper.
One day after missing out on slugging infielder Shea Hillenbrand, whom Toronto traded to National League West rival San Francisco, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti essentially said the club is back to square one in its effort to improve itself before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline.
The bottom line is that it's a major disaster to our whole field because the expectations were so high and now we are back to square one," said Joseph Itskovitz, a stem-cell researcher and director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Israel's Rambam Medical Center, in an interview with the Associated Press.
The new $200 million building, to be called Court Square Two, will have space for approximately 1,500 employees and will accompany Court Square One, which was built in 1989 and measures approximately 1.
If this hateful measure were to pass, we would be not just back to square one but completely off the board--permanent second-class citizens.
All three branches of the government have been involved, and like many things that pass through this triumvirate, we're back to square one.