from the outset
see at the outset.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
What Character Was Removed From The Alphabet?Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.
- from soup to nuts,
- from the bottom of one's heart,
- from the cradle to the grave,
- from the ground up,
- from the horse's mouth,
- from the sublime to the ridiculous,
- from the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step,
- from the word go,
- from this day forward,
- from time to time
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.