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be there or be square

A humorous phrase said to encourage someone to attend an event, indicating that their absence would make them "square"—the opposite of cool. Hey, I'm having a party on Saturday night—be there or be square!
See also: square, there
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Be there or be square.

Sl. Attend or be at some event or place or be considered uncooperative or not "with it." There's a bunch of people going to be at John's on Saturday. Be there or be square.
See also: square, there
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Be there or be square

sent. Attend or be at some event or place or be considered uncooperative or not “with it.” There’s a bunch of people going to be at John’s on Saturday. Be there or be square.
See also: square, there
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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