drawing board


noun

a rectangular board on which paper is placed or mounted for drawing or drafting.

Idioms for drawing board

    back to the drawing board, back to the original or an earlier stage of planning or development: Our plan didn't work out, so it's back to the drawing board.
    on the drawing board, in the planning or design stage: The shopping center is still on the drawing board.

Origin of drawing board

First recorded in 1715–25
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British Dictionary definitions for drawing board

drawing board

noun

a smooth flat rectangular board on which paper, canvas, etc, is placed for making drawings
back to the drawing board return to an earlier stage in an enterprise because a planned undertaking has failed
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Idioms and Phrases with drawing board

drawing board

see back to the drawing board.

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