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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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With only a month to pull it together, the team at Square One Organic Spirits moved quickly to bring the gift collection idea to reality.
Private Client consultant at Square One Law, Robin Winskell, added: "We are delighted to welcome Camilla to the team.
The complementary services between our companies make our addition to Optimity ideal," said Chad Hahn, Principal and Chief Technologist at Square One.
On this joyous note, Square One also welcomes a new addition to its team, Franck Machu, the restaurant's new manager.
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.
Charlie Swan for his hat-trick with the JP McManus-owned trio On The Other Hand, He's My Man and Back To Square One, and Davy Russell for his double on the gambled-on Third Level Tom and Jawad
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.
America has tried to come out of the cesspool of racial conservatism and racism, and we're right back to square one," said Lami, who owns La Caffita bakery shop, also located in Los Angeles.
Just when Fibre Channel SANs were becoming safe, a new layer of confusion is threatening to bring your plans tumbling back to square one.
Miller assigned the Molson account to Square One in early 1999 after dropping Young & Rubicam of New York.
They have gone back to square one to review the entire process.