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Square the tables

Posted by ES on June 28, 2008 at 16:05

In Reply to: Square the tables posted by Mona on June 28, 2008 at 14:11:

: What does "to square the tables" mean? (whole sentence : "you would understand what other people did to him and how he had to square the tables, or somehow or other react ...") - it might be American speech. Thank you.

I am an American and have never heard it. Sounds like "even the score."