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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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Martin Glaholm, business banking relationship manager at HSBC UK, Mark Berry, Site and Field Services, John Thompson, managing director of Site and Field services, John Hammill, corporate partner at Square One Law and Steve Plaskitt, partner at MHA Tait Walker
Meauring 111 x 90 x 74mm, Square One takes up very little bench space, it has a black, hard-anodised aluminium interior and base plate, with silver Cerakote body, for great durability.
Left to right: Ashraf Ali of Square One Law, Michael Cantwell and Adam Ballantyne of RMT, Gwyneth Bell of Precision Geomatics, and Mark Lazenby and John Hammill Square One Law
The move coincides with the firm being appointed to the Tees Valley Combined Authority advisory panel, while Square One also advises the South Tees Development Corporation on its masterplan to regenerate the SSI site.
But a spokesman for the North's foreign ministry accused the US of "deliberately provoking" Pyongyang in an effort to undermine the current "atmosphere of dialogue".Describing Pyongyang's recent move as a "sign of weakness" would "not be conducive" to talks, and may "bring the situation back to square one", he added.
Square One features Joe Williamson on guitar, Peter Johnstone on piano, David Bowden, who is Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017, on double bass, and Stephen Henderson on drums.
The TIA grant helps Square One expand its Masters of Mobility program to an additional 10 Michigan school districts, providing teachers with resources for lessons connected to science, technology, engineering and math.
Mumbai [India], Aug 7 ( ANI ): Veteran actor Anupam Kher went back to square one to release the first two official posters of his upcoming movie 'Ranchi Diaries' today.
"I think it probably would feel like going back to square one if we lost, so we've got to try and make sure we are not back to square one.
When the ball was passed back to the keeper, play was said to be "back to square one."
SQUARE One Law has a reputation for representing entrepreneurial and fast growing businesses, supporting the owners of those businesses with their commercial needs as well as their personal matters.
The atmosphere was fantastic and participants flocked to Square One at Coventry University to register, pick up their Glow packs and enjoy a drink before the event.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Park Hyatt Saigon's Square One was voted number 20 among the “101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World,” a prestigious list published every year by The Daily Meal, a renowned US-based food and drink website.
Critique: A fairly quick and easy read, "Back at Square One" is a deftly written and entertaining novel that will have special appeal to anyone who appreciates a deftly crafted novel of memorable characters and inherently interesting storylines.