square – the word of so many context-dependent meanings…
I’d like to learn some. Could you help me?
[four-]square – to characterize a person as honest and open (also I found straight arrow for that)
OR (in youth slang) - “A person who has spent most of his/her life dedicating their life to schoolwork and achieving grades of A and above.”
all square – often use in sport
keep it square = something like ‘say the truth directly and openly, be honest’ (as far as I understood it )
be square with smb. – to reckon roundly with smb. (e.g, with a traitor :)), to be quits, even up on
But I need a little extra explanation for the expression call it square!
My dictionary says that call it square[!] is an idiomatic expression (but I failed to find an ‘eatable’ definition in an online Idiom Dictionary).
Particular examples of its use allow six (!) a bit different interpretations /meanings - in the range
from ‘reconcile yourself with (unpleasant) terms’
through ‘it’s all arranged!’ and ‘we’re quits now’
to ‘all is well!’ and ‘no hard feelings!’
How can I understand (select :)) the (correct) meaning of the phrase in a particular context?
For example, let’s suppose that the expression had been used as the final phrase in an informal talk about possible cooperative work or activity (but by some reasons being now delayed to start).