from scratch

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From the beginning; starting with no advantage or prior preparation; starting from raw ingredients.

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  • From the scratch drawn in the ground serving as the starting line of a foot race. A runner “starting from scratch” received no handicap, but started at the beginning of the course.
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He had no money and no rich friends, so he had to build his business from scratch.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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