One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
From the very beginning, especially without making use of or relying on any previous work for assistance.‘he built his own computer company from scratch’
- ‘Erase everything on the computer's hard drive and start over from scratch.’
- ‘This would give it a cheaper entry to the market, although it would have to start from scratch in building a customer base.’
- ‘It takes three years for a farmer to develop a bamboo plantation from scratch.’
- ‘The two of them wrote the show from scratch, ensured they got all the best lines and threw in deft ad-libs as required.’
- ‘Mr Khan built up his company from scratch and now employs more than 20 people.’
- ‘It is a direct reversal of the previous policy where SAS would build its own tools from scratch.’
- ‘I have never had any general fight training, so each time I have to wield a weapon I start from scratch.’
- ‘The idea is to start from scratch and make the best use of the site.’
- ‘They tested the time it took to mix a cake from a packet and from scratch and the home baked one took only 10 minutes longer.’
- ‘Native programmers are used to support or maintain current systems, not to produce new ones from scratch.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.