to be a square peg in a round hole
His appearance here is like a square peg in a round hole.
to go back to square one
The attempt failed and we had to go back to square one.
be there, or be square
There's a bunch of people going to be at John's on Saturday. Be there or be square.
call sth square/square accounts
He deliberately insulted me but I'll square accounts with him one day.
something doesn’t cut any squares with one
The quarrel doesn’t cut any squares with him.
to be fair and square
I ask no odds, I just want you to be fair and square.
to look someone square in the eye
He sat me down, looked me square in the eye and said, "I love you."
on the square
We just want this trail on the square.
out of square
Both reports are from supposedly reliable sources, but they are out of square.
a square answer
He offered us a square answer.
to square away
He is trying to get all his legal troubles squared away as soon as possible.
a square deal
The workers were offered a square deal of a 40-hour week and guaranteed overtime.
a square meal
Three square meals（经常简化为three squares）：指早、中、晚传统三餐。
They haven't had a square meal for four or five days.
to square off
French soldiers squared off with a gunman at a road checkpoint.
to square up
I have something to square up with you.
The world's most prestigious insurance company was last night squaring up to take on MPs who have accused it of being riddled with corruption.
to square one’s shoulders
You need to square your shoulders for the subsequent task.
to attempt to square the circle
It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician.
to square something with someone
I squared it with Dan, who said it was all right so long as I was back next Monday morning.