Idiom of the Week – Week 38

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to go back to the drawing board”: to start again from the beginning; noch einmal von vorn anfangen

Example 1:  The package design wasn’t quite what we were looking for, so we’ve asked the designer to go back to the drawing board and send us some new proposals.

Example 2:  The new dish didn’t get very good reviews from the restaurant’s patrons, so they went back to the drawing board.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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