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To start from scratch

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Sam is such a successful young man and he did it all by himself! He came from a very poor family and had to start his company from scratch.

To start from the very beginning, to build something from nothing

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 Spoken
Informal

Example 1
Sam is such a successful young man and he did it all by himself! He came from a very poor family and had to start his company from scratch.

Example 2
Doing business in China means starting from scratch, because thefact that you graduated from a prestigious university is of very little importance here. What matters is who you know and what you can accomplish in China.

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