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Square

A unit of area equivalent to 100 square feet. It has historically been used to measure real estate in Australia.
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Without these programs, and without full funding for SWAT and its programs in our schools, in colleges and on television commercials, we are back to square one in the fight to keep kids from smoking and protect them from Big Tobacco's manipulation.
At the moment, Richard is still doing his rehab, but he is not back to square one," said Lambert.
Not long after, the patches have gone, The tar disappears, so we're back to square one, The patchers come along once more, To fill the holes they've filled before.
Back To Square One could be the answer in the two-and-a-half-mile maiden hurdle despite being off the track for well over a year.
We had such a good start, now we've dropped and we're back to square one.
I know we all have to tighten our belts but please, please don't tell me we're going back to square one on Edge Lane.
JASON THOMSON saw Hearts take time to battle back from a summer sell-off - now the young defender is hoping they can get through January without going back to square one.
But one expert says resolving to lose too much, too soon could just send you back to square one again.
One day after missing out on slugging infielder Shea Hillenbrand, whom Toronto traded to National League West rival San Francisco, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti essentially said the club is back to square one in its effort to improve itself before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline.
It must show some real economic advantages, otherwise we're back to square one and petrodiesel will prevail.
The bottom line is that it's a major disaster to our whole field because the expectations were so high and now we are back to square one," said Joseph Itskovitz, a stem-cell researcher and director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Israel's Rambam Medical Center, in an interview with the Associated Press.
If you take that away, you go back to square one in terms of the economics.