To start some work again from the basics to eliminate the errors that made the earlier plan fail

Etymology:

  • This phrase became popular after a comic cartoon. The picture depicted an engineer holding some blueprints of an airplane model, which was destroyed on the ground. The picture was given the caption ‘back to the drawing board’ and after that it became very popular. It means that if a plan of an inventor, artist, designer or anyone else fails they have to see the drawings and attend the problem.
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Inventor went back to drawing board after different experiments of the spy car failed.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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