Meaning of on the square in English:

on the square


  • 1 informal Honest; straightforward.

    • ‘I'm not going to throw you over. I've always been on the square with you.’
    honest, frank, candid, open, truthful, sincere, on the level, honest-to-goodness
  • 2Having membership of the Freemasons.

    • ‘How many local councils are riddled with freemasonry? At how many appointments are the best men…passed over because they are not on the square?’