square away

verb

Definition of square away 

intransitive verb

1 : to square the yards so as to sail before the wind

2 : to put everything in order or in readiness

3 : to take up a fighting stance

transitive verb

: to put in order or in readiness

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Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 Problem is, the federal grant program that helps pay for light rail projects requires that municipalities have their local and state funding squared away. The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "A sentence in the proposed state budget could make all future light rail in Charlotte 'impossible'," 30 May 2018 With another headlining performance squared away, Eminem seems poised and ready to obliterate his upcoming festivals later this month, which include Firefly and Bonnaroo. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Eminem Brings His Army of Soldiers to Help Him Close Out Governors Ball With a Bang," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of square away

1838, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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