Go back to square one

Do you know the English expression “to go back to square one“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Alice: Did you show your professor your research?

Paul: Yes. He said it wasn’t good enough, so I have to go back to square one.

Does it mean:

a) give up

b) study in a big square

c) join a team

d) go back to the start

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) go back to the start