square wheel

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square wheel

[′skwer ¦wēl]
(design engineering)
A wheel with a flat spot on its rim.
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Mere reaching out for an elusive peace, without weighing the consequences, is like trying to race a cart with square wheels. An equitable settlement of contentious issues is the stepping-stone to peace, rather than the other way around.
Count how many kids are riding giant square wheels at the park six months from now.
Clearly putting square wheels on an FI car would no doubt slow it down a little, (but at least it wouldn't roll downhill on a slope,) so you wouldn't go that far, but as with many things in life, a little borrowing of ideas is not a bad thing.
You can just see the car-park full of little yellow cars with square wheels and doors that fall off when you turn the ignition.
Caption: Square wheels roll with ease on a geometrically designed track at the National Museum of Mathematics.
He said: "Marilyn has a wheelchair but it might as well have square wheels.
Like A Bus With Square Wheels Lebanon may have beautiful mountains, fine food, an extraordinarily well-educated population, but it is sectarian.
Commenting on Sweden's negative experience in the 1980s in trying to introduce an FTT, Commissioner Semeta said "they invented the bicycle with square wheels".
MAKING SCIENCE FUN: Square wheels and a hamster wheel at Thinktanks
He compared the central bank's effect on the economy to having square wheels on a car: "Sooner or later, you're going to shake something loose and the car will fail.