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"Fair and Square"

Posted by Frankie on February 11, 2000

Fair and (even or balanced).
OK. I understand what fair means. But square?
Why does square mean balanced (ie: square meal)
Is it because there are four basic food groups-- hence, four corners of a square. What if there were only three basic food groups -would it be "Fair and Triangle"
P.S. Is this the same square as the 1950's cliche for nerd?