square your shoulders

square your shoulders

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • square your shoulders — square (your) shoulders to show determination and a lack of fear. When the judge asked her if she was guilty or not guilty, she squared her shoulders, looked the judge in the eye, and said, “Not guilty.” …   New idioms dictionary

  • square your shoulders — 1) to move your shoulders back and make your back straight 2) informal to prepare to deal with something difficult in a determined way, or to show that you are prepared to do this …   English dictionary

  • square shoulders — square (your) shoulders to show determination and a lack of fear. When the judge asked her if she was guilty or not guilty, she squared her shoulders, looked the judge in the eye, and said, “Not guilty.” …   New idioms dictionary

  • square — square1 W3S2 [skweə US skwer] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shape)¦ 2¦(angle)¦ 3 square metre/mile etc 4 5 feet/2 metres etc square 5¦(level)¦ 6 square meal 7¦(body)¦ 8 all square 9 (all) square 10 square deal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • square — 1 adjective 1 SHAPE having four straight equal sides and 90º angles at the corners: a square flower bed 2 ANGLE forming a 90º angle: a square corner | a square jaw | square shoulders 3 square metre/mile etc an area of measurement equal to a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • square — square1 [ skwer ] noun count *** 1. ) a shape with four straight sides of equal length and four corners called right angles: The garden has flower beds that form a perfect square. a ) a piece of something shaped like a square: Cut the fabric into …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • square — I UK [skweə(r)] / US [skwer] noun [countable] Word forms square : singular square plural squares *** 1) a shape with four straight sides of equal length and four corners called right angles The garden has flower beds that form a perfect square.… …   English dictionary

  • square — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French esquarre, from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from *exquadrare to square, from Latin ex + quadrare to square more at quadrate Date: 13th century 1. an instrument having at least one right angle and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • square — n., adj., adv., & v. n. 1 an equilateral rectangle. 2 a an object of this shape or approximately this shape. b a small square area on a game board. c a square scarf. d an academic cap with a stiff square top; a mortarboard. 3 a an open (usu. four …   Useful english dictionary

  • square — squarable, adj. squarelike, adj. squareness, n. squarer, n. /skwair/, n., v., squared, squaring, adj., squarer, squarest, adv. n. 1. a rectangle having all four sides of equal length …   Universalium

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