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square meal

noun
1.
a nourishing or filling meal:
You'll feel better after you've had a square meal.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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Examples from the web for square meal
  • Many of the kids are poor enough to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and this is their only square meal of the day.
  • And it's up to restaurant workers to provide diners with a square meal that's well rounded.
  • Many had not eaten a real square meal for many and many a day.
British Dictionary definitions for square meal

square meal

noun
1.
a substantial meal consisting of enough food to satisfy
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