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    I wonder what is the origin of the idiom "foursquare behind". I read it in language reference but I can not find its origin. Please, help me!!!

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    Re: idioms' origin

    Hi, as a Brit & mentor, but not a teacher, I hope the following reference, from websters Online Dictionary helps:

    Definitions: Foursquare



    1. Characterized by firm and unwavering conviction; "a foursquare refusal to yield".

    It also has a link to appropriate historical references:

    Date "foursquare" was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1886. (references)


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