Back to the drawing board
- (idiom) to return to the planning stage, so that a failed project can be planned again.
- It’s believed that the origins for this phrase come from an American artist named Peter Arno, who wrote a cartoon for the New Yorker in 1941. The cartoon consists of a crashed plane in the background, and there’s a man dressed in a fancy suit walking away from the crash site, saying: “Well, back to the drawing board.”
Back to the drawing board in a sentence (word usage in newspaper)
- The government must go back to the drawing board and review the whole issue of youth training.
- Back to the drawing board on healthy and safety laws.
- We heard them back, lived with them for a while, and went back to the drawing board with a couple of songs so we could fine-tune them.
- Subsequently, the master plan was taken back to the drawing board for seeking funds from the Centre.
- So it’s been a phenomenal year for us, and now I got to go back to the drawing board to find a really good men’s doubles partner for 2016.
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