Definition of drawing board noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


drawing board

BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːɪŋ bɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːɪŋ bɔːrd//
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  • a large flat board used for holding a piece of paper while a drawing or plan is being made an architect’s drawing board
  • Idioms
    (go) back to the drawing board
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    to start thinking about a new way of doing something after a previous plan or idea has failed They rejected our proposal, so it’s back to the drawing board.
    being prepared or considered It's just one of several projects on the drawing board.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drawing board