start from scratch

start from scratch
(to start (an activity etc) from nothing, from the very beginning, or without preparation: He now has a very successful business but he started from scratch.) empezar de cero, partir de cero

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  • start from scratch — Scratch Scratch, n. 1. A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision. [1913 Webster] The coarse file . . . makes deep scratches in the work. Moxon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • start from scratch — See: FROM SCRATCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • start from scratch — See: FROM SCRATCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • start from scratch — When you start something from scratch, you start at the very beginning …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • start from scratch — (figurative) 1. To start at the beginning 2. To embark on (a task, career, etc) without any advantages, experience or without any preparatory work having been done • • • Main Entry: ↑scratch …   Useful english dictionary

  • start from scratch — start from the beginning, go back to square one    After the flood, we all had to start from scratch to rebuild our lives …   English idioms

  • start\ from\ scratch — See: from scratch …   Словарь американских идиом

  • start from scratch — begin from zero, begin with nothing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • from scratch — {adv. phr.}, {informal} With no help from anything done before; from the beginning; from nothing. * /Dick built a radio from scratch./ * /In sewing class, Mary already knew how to sew a little, but Jane had to start from scratch./ Compare: FROM… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from scratch — {adv. phr.}, {informal} With no help from anything done before; from the beginning; from nothing. * /Dick built a radio from scratch./ * /In sewing class, Mary already knew how to sew a little, but Jane had to start from scratch./ Compare: FROM… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from scratch — from nothing. We decided to build a newspaper pretty much from scratch. Usage notes: often used in the form start from scratch: Can we fix the current computer system, or would it be better to start from scratch? …   New idioms dictionary

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