Meaning: start (again) from the beginning; starting with the basic ingredients.
- This cake is delicious! It’s made from scratch. Look at all the ingredients I used.
- We lost all our work in the fire and had to start from scratch.
- “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
-Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist
|Pop Quiz:What is a good example of a snack made from scratch?|
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3 is the best answer. If you pick the apples off of an apple tree yourself, you are using ingredients ‘from scratch’
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