from the ground up

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - from the ground up

"from the ground up"

starting with nothing from the very beginning


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - from the ground up

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Have you had any luck sourcing new inventory control software?

Colleague 2:  Nothing even comes close to our requirements.

Colleague 1:  I suppose we will have to look at creating our own software.

Colleague 2:  Do you mean building a system from the ground up?

Colleague 1:  If we start from nothing and build from there, we will be sure to end up with exactly what we need.

Colleague 2:  It would take some time but it would be what we really need.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - from the ground up

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Wow. That is a really nice vintage muscle car you have.

Friend 2:  Thanks. I basically rebuilt it from the ground up. Every part has been either replaced, re-machined, re-tooled, or repainted.

Friend 1:  That must have taken a while.

Friend 2:  I spent five years on the project.

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from the ground up - Gerund Form:

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from the ground up - Examples:

1)  ... but all of the environments and character models have been built from the ground up.

2)  ... and you'll get your hands dirty building 14 of your own websites from the ground up.

3)  We have rebuilt the system from the ground up to restore confidence in ...

4)  I learned everything from the ground up when I worked at Dolly. I mean, where else could you start?

5)  ... and how to build your own projects from the ground up are explored through real-world examples and practical advice.

6)  ... and a simple method of building a game from the ground up through simple drag and drop and setting properties and conditions.

7)  We built this app from the ground up, using our very own public API to ensure security and ease of use.

8)  All the various technology pieces have been built from the ground up and designed to meet customer's requirements.

9)  But it will mean rethinking the process from the ground up

10)  Starting from the ground up at a brick-and-mortar retail store is going to take a serious investment. 

11)  ... grandpa and great-great uncle, they were very successful. They built it from the ground up

12)  ... and began work on a new system, written from the ground up with the specific intent to provide automation and competitive advantage to ...

13)  ... are built from the ground up. Turns out that it is a simple but extremely tedious process! 

14)  ... artificial intelligence algorithms were engineered from the ground up by a multidisciplinary, international team of renowned data scientists, ...

15)  They will likely need to rebuild the church from the ground up -- the damage was pretty bad.

16)  The whole IT Infrastructure that supports the solution delivery had to be built from the ground up.

17)  To meet this demand, networks are being redesigned from the ground up to accommodate hyper-virtualization, smart applications, ...

18)  ... you'll start working hands-on with JavaScript, discovering how to build websites from the ground up. Before you know it, you'll be a coding savant! 

19)  Any game developed from the ground up with PS4 and PS4 Pro both in mind should be heaps better.

20)  After nearly 46 years in a business they built from the ground up, ...