square with someone

square with

1. To match something; to correspond to or agree with something. Your explanation doesn't square with the story every other witness has given us so far.
2. To settle a dispute, disagreement, or debt with someone. Hey, have you squared with Jim? I heard you two had a bit of a falling out. I'm trying to help Janet get a job as a way of squaring with her. Hold on, I have to go square with the cashier.
3. To ensure that someone approves of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "square" and "with." I think it sounds like a good plan, but have you squared it with the boss?
4. To be honest with someone; to tell someone the truth. Just square with me, OK? Where were you last night?
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square with someone

in. to become honest with someone. I want you to square with me. Tell the truth this time.
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John Paul on the world stage doesn't square with someone so wrought with concern for the feelings of others that he could be steamrolled by deceptive actors.
The thinking behind this is that should a football fan turn into murdering scum during a match...the responsibility for his actions lies fair and square with someone else.