from the ground up

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from the ground up (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) From the beginning; starting with the basics, foundation, or fundamentals.
    • Maxwell Grant, The Pooltex Tangle
      A bright, ambitious kid just out of technical school, learning railroading from the ground up.

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