Definition of from the ground up in English:

from the ground up

phrase

informal
  • Completely or complete.

    ‘they needed a rethink of their doctrine from the ground up’
    • ‘I washed cars during summer and holiday vacations and learned the business from the ground up.’
    • ‘My family believes in hard work and learning the business from the ground up.’
    • ‘Too few are willing to pay their dues and learn the business from the ground up.’
    • ‘The experience, he says, taught him to look at a business from the ground up, not the other way round.’
    • ‘Build your business model from the ground up and sense-check it from the top down.’
    • ‘So I was going to school full time and working full time and learning the industry from the ground up.’
    • ‘Novices, however, may spend one to two hours learning the skills from the ground up.’
    • ‘We are presented with a glorious opportunity to remake our legal system from the ground up, and I suggest we take it by the ears and run with it.’
    • ‘I had to build the whole navigational structure again from the ground up.’
    • ‘There is only one way to do this: together, we must build from the ground up.’