What is the Meaning of the Idiom
from the very beginning
This is often used with the verb start.
1. I always used to use a packaged mix when I baked, but on Saturday my grandmother taught me how to make a cake and cookies from scratch.
2. I followed the wrong instructions for my assignment. Now I have to start the whole paper from scratch!
3. He lost everything in a fire when he was 30 years old, and he had to start over from scratch.
4. There were a lot of errors in the program. We decided it would be easier to start from scratch and rewrite everything, rather than try and correct the errors.