go back to square one

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Definition of go back to square one

: to start over His idea didn't work, so he had to go back to square one.

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“Go back to square one.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20back%20to%20square%20one. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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