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What is the Origin of the term Squared-away?

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October 05, 2007 12:43AM

"from the nautical meaning of having changed a sailing ship's positions to that of the prevailing wind, with the yards turned at right angles to the deck." From "Listening to America" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1982).