drawing board


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drawing board

n.
A large flat board on which paper or canvas can be spread for drawing.
Idioms:
back to the drawing board
Back to the beginning or the planning stage after an approach has proved unsuccessful.
on the drawing board
In the planning stage; under consideration.

drawing board

n
1. (Furniture) a smooth flat rectangular board on which paper, canvas, etc, is placed for making drawings
2. back to the drawing board return to an earlier stage in an enterprise because a planned undertaking has failed

draw′ing board`


n.
a rectangular board on which paper is placed or mounted for drawing or drafting.
Idioms:
on the drawing board, in the planning or design stage.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drawing board - a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawingsdrawing board - a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
Translations

drawing board

ntavolo da disegno
back to the drawing board! (fig) → ricominciamo da capo!
References in classic literature ?
It was one of the kind artists use to hold the paper on their drawing boards, therefore quite appropriate and effective for the purpose it was now being put.
But as I said, we are going to go back to the drawing board now because there has been a lot of work on Charlie and I think he would have been great for us, but unfortunately, it doesn't look as if it's going to be.
DAVID PRICE will go back to the drawing board with his mentor Lennox Lewis after suffering another devastating stoppage defeat to Tony Thompson.
DRAWING BOARD, owned by John Fretwell and trained by Kevin Ryan, won the Free Racing Post At Totesport.
The decision to go back to the drawing board means a lengthy delay to improvement works starting as the bid cannot be resubmitted until March next year.
He played a vigorous part in school activities, but had to leave in 1947 before graduating because his injuries (which were never fully sorted out) would not allow him to stand all day at his drawing board.
We had to keep going back to the drawing board to make the scissors more flexible,'' says Bourne.
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says senators ought to go back to the drawing board and try to fix the bill.
But that's gone out of the window and we're back to the drawing board.
Taylor said: "We've got a 15-day break and I think we've got to get back to the drawing board.
Along with other micromachines making their way from the drawing board to the real world, such devices may someday prove useful in disease research or industry.
No one has explained the periodical's subtext better than Christopher Ross, the State Department's special adviser on public diplomacy, who presumably helped Hi off the drawing board and onto Arab newsstands.