square meal

a nourishing or filling meal: You'll feel better after you've had a square meal.


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square meal
a substantial meal consisting of enough food to satisfy

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Example sentences
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.
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