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square meal

A wholesome, nutritious meal. The hot lunch program at school provides square meals for underprivileged children.
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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.
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a square ˈmeal

a large and satisfying meal: The children get three square meals a day.
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square (meal)

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.
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She was extremely worried as it was difficult for her to provide even a square meal to them," a senior district police officer said.
The school on the Isle of Bute have been raising pounds 8000 a year to give children of secondary school age one square meal a day.
When I fast I begin to see others next to me who cannot afford one square meal a day.
Here's a sneak peek at the list of Little Rock's top-grossing restaurants: A new restaurant will crack the top 10 even though it doesn't even offer a square meal.
a square meal in the half round," is the motto of 4 & 20 Pasty Company, a brand-new bakery at 5638 Swift Road (just north of Stickney Point).
Offscreen she looks as though she hasn't had a square meal in weeks.
In theory, the unlucky suitor might serve as a nutritional boost to give his offspring a head start in life, but at 1 to 2 percent of the female's body size, he hardly even counts as a square meal.
Hollings recycled a powerful trope, especially in Southern politics, remarking at the conclusion of the recent meetings on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on "potentates from down in Africa [who] rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.
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One in eight youngsters are not getting a square meal every day without free school lunches or breakfast clubs, a poll for cereals giant Kellogg's found.
It will mean cruelly taking away the only square meal that many of these youngsters get each day.
That, plus teabags and frequent visits to the chip shop, was how they lived till they got home to Harlow for a square meal on Friday night.
Parma ham and Kindles for all" will never make for a campaign slogan - but for too many, even a square meal and shelter is already too much to ask.
The Brummie chef's selfnamed restaurant in Cornwall Street picked up the BMW Square Meal Best UK Restaurant Award 2012.