circle gets the square
Posted by Russ Cable on August 02, 2005
In Reply to: Circle gets the square posted by Natalie on August 02, 2005
: What does the phrase circle gets the square mean? I'm dying here! Thanks :)
This was a common phrase on the game show "The Hollywood Squares." As I recall, it was usually what was said by the host when the X player missed his question so that the O player (circle) was awarded the "square" that the X player was trying to win on the tic-tac-toe board of celebrities. In the opposite situation, he would say "X gets the square".