three squares a day


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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

three squares a day

Informal
Three square meals eaten in a day.
See also: square, three