three squares (a day)

three squares (a day)

The three nutritionally complete meals (in one day), that is, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A steady income, a place to sleep, and three squares a day—going into the military was the best decision of my life! Trying to get three squares into my toddler each day feels nigh impossible sometimes.
See also: square, three
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

three squares (a day)

three nourishing meals a day. (With breakfast, lunch, and dinner considered the usual three meals.) I was glad to get back home to three squares. If I could limit myself to three squares, I could lose some weight.
See also: square, three
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

three squares

n. three square meals a day. I was glad to get back home to three squares.
See also: square, three
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

three squares a day

Informal
Three square meals eaten in a day.
See also: square, three
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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