Back to the drawing board

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Meaning

  • Start again on a plan after the failure of an earlier attempt.
  • Back to the planning stage.
  • Back to the first step after failed results.

Example Sentences

  • I guess I chose the wrong formula for this equation, so I'm back to the drawing board.
  • He wasn't feeling the design, so he suggested that we go back to the drawing board to change it.
  • The only way to fix this is to go back to the drawing board since we messed up at the beginning.
  • I have to go back to the drawing board since I realized that I used the wrong material for this experiment.

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