Back-to-the-drawing-board Definition


(idiomatic) Back to the beginning following an unsuccessful attempt.

Well, that didn't work at all, so it's back to the drawing board, I guess.

Origin of Back-to-the-drawing-board

  • Coined as “Well, back to the old drawing board.” as the caption of a Peter Arno cartoon of The New Yorker of March 1, 1941, depicting an engineer walking away from a crashed plane. (cartoon)

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