From the Ground Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘From the Ground Up’ From the ground up means from the very beginning, starting with nothing; completely; thoroughly. 1Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Get In On the Ground Floor

Also: Let someone in on the ground floor Meaning of Idiom ‘Get in on the Ground Floor’ To get in on the ground floor is to become involved in something, often a business or enterprise from the very beginning or early stages of its development. To let someone in on the ground floor is to … Read more

Run Into the Ground

Meaning of Idiom ‘Run Into the Ground’ 1. To run something into the ground is to manage it so badly that it is ruined and fails; to ruin or destroy something, usually a business or organization. 2. To excessively and continually discuss a topic until it all aspects of it are thoroughly exhausted. 1Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Keep Your (or one’s) Ear to the Ground

Also: Have one’s ear to the ground Keep an ear to the ground Meaning of Idiom ‘Keep Your Ear to the Ground’ To keep your ear to the ground means to be observant and to pay attention to what is going on around you; to listen to rumors and other discussions so as to be aware of … Read more

Gain Ground

Gain ground on Lose ground Meaning of Idiom ‘Gain Ground’ To gain ground is to make progress, begin to be successful, or become increasingly accepted or influential. Meaning of Idiom ‘Lose Ground’ To lose ground can be the opposite of the idiom “to lose ground,” meaning to suffer a setback and to fail to continue previous progress. However, the … Read more