English Idiom of the Day – Back to the Drawing Board
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 12:01 PM
When a plan or action fails and you need to try something different to make it work.
Example Usage: "It looks like my plan to kill the weeds in the garden has failed... back to the drawing board!"
Did you know...? A drawing board is a multipurpose desk which can be used for drawing or sketching, often used by architects. It is an object where a designer can begin with an idea and build it into a plan. If your plan is not successful, then you have to go back to the drawing board to try again.
Technology improvement has resulted in many drawing boards being replaced by computers