Back-to-the-drawing-board meaning

(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.

adverb
0
0
Advertisement

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)

    From Wiktionary