a square meal

informal
a large meal that makes you feel satisfied

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • square meal — square meals N COUNT A square meal is a meal which is big enough to satisfy you. They haven t had a square meal for four or five days …   English dictionary

  • square meal — A square meal is a substantial or filling meal …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • square meal — ► NOUN ▪ a substantial and balanced meal. ORIGIN said to derive from nautical use, with reference to the square platters on which meals were served …   English terms dictionary

  • square meal — noun count INFORMAL a large meal that makes you feel satisfied …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • square meal — square′ meal′ n. cvb a nourishing or filling meal • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • square meal — noun a substantial and nourishing meal he seldom got three square meals a day • Hypernyms: ↑meal, ↑repast * * * a nourishing or filling meal: You ll feel better after you ve had a square meal. [1830 40] * * * square meal noun A full, satisfying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • square meal —    A square meal is a substantial or filling meal.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When people talk about a square meal, they mean a substantial and satisfying meal.     I don t need a fancy restaurant, just a place where I can get a… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • square meal — n. a good and nutritious meal. (Always with quantifier when square is used without meal.) □ I need three squares a day at least. □ The old soak looks like he could use a square meal …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • square meal — noun A satisfying meal, especially suitable for one performing physical labor. Football lineman seem to need more than just a square meal. Syn: square …   Wiktionary

  • square meal — {n. phr.} A full, nourishing well balanced meal. * /The refugees looked as if they hadn t had a square meal in months./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • square meal — {n. phr.} A full, nourishing well balanced meal. * /The refugees looked as if they hadn t had a square meal in months./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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