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from the ground up

Fig. from the very beginning. We must plan our sales campaign carefully from the ground up. Sorry, but you'll have to start all over again from the ground up.
See also: ground, up

head for someone or something

to aim for or move toward someone or something. She waved good-bye as she headed for the door. Ann came in and headed for her mother.
See also: head

head for the last roundup

Euph. to reach the end of usefulness or of life. (Originally said of a dying cowboy.) This ballpoint pen is headed for the last roundup. I have to get another one. I am so weak. I think I'm headed for the last roundup.
See also: head, last, roundup

from the ground up

starting with nothing The company was built from the ground up by two very creative people.
See also: ground, up

from the ground up

From the very beginning; also, completely, thoroughly. For example, We've had to learn a new system from the ground up, or The company changed all of the forms from the ground up. This expression alludes to the construction of a house, which begins with the foundation.
See also: ground, up

head for

Proceed or go in a certain direction, as in I'm heading for town, or I believe Karen and Jane are heading for a big quarrel. This expression, which uses head in the sense of "advance toward," is occasionally amplified with a figurative destination, especially in the American West. For example, head for the hills means "to run away to high and safer ground" or "to flee from danger." It is often used facetiously, as in Here comes that old bore-head for the hills!Head for the setting sun alludes to where a wanted man or outlaw went when a law-enforcement agent was close behind him, that is, farther west, and head for the last roundup means "to die." [Early 1800s]
See also: head

head for

v.
1. To travel toward some destination: We headed for Houston.
2. To set something or someone on a course toward some destination, situation or condition. Used passively: This bus is headed for New York. You're headed for trouble if you keep telling such lies.
See also: head

last roundup

n. death. (Western.) To everyone’s surprise, he clutched the wound and faced the last roundup with a smile.
See also: last, roundup

roundup

n. a collection or summary of news items, such as a weather roundup, news roundup, etc. Tune in at eleven for a roundup of the day’s news.

from the ground up

From the most basic level to the highest level; completely: designed the house from the ground up; learned the family business from the ground up.
See also: ground, up
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Monsanto anticipates the new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology will be available to soybean growers in 2016.
Monsanto, of course, concluded that its Roundup Ready corn is perfectly safe to eat.
Along with the fun and festivities, the National Bikers Roundup's charitable giving program holds a food drive, where Roundup attendees donate cash and food that is then distributed to local area food banks in the cities where the event is held.
Because the seeds of Monsanto Roundup Ready GMO soybeans or other crops have been manipulated solely to be "resistant" to Roundup herbicide, while all other plant life in the field is killed by Roundup, farmers using Roundup Ready seeds must also purchase Roundup herbicide, making a captive market for both seed and chemicals.
But Bowman did not use Roundup Ready seeds for his late-season planting.
No one has explored whether Roundup has epigenetic impacts which alter gene expression, possibly for a lifetime," Porter says.
HRO'C head of digital Simon Cox said: "It was important that we considered a solution for the company that reached its wide target audience and took into account the variations in audience and market in different countries by presenting a range of innovative options to Roundup.
In 1996, they settled out of court and withdrew their claim that Roundup is "safe, non-toxic and harmless or free from risk".
A salt compound, Roundup can irritate the eyes and is toxic when inhaled.
We saved the day - and the birds,'' said Knipscheer, who assisted in the roundup that will continue for the next several days until scores more ducks and geese are rescued.
Safety evaluation and risk assessment of the herbicide Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, for humans.
Using Roundup with Roundup Ready seeds resulted in a good harvest; plants grew and weeds died.
Gregg Wind of Marina Del Rey was featured in an article in the October edition of the Wells Fargo Small Business Roundup Newsletter .
The HP came bundled with Windows XP Home Edition (make the upgrade to Windows XP Pro for $70), software that is similar to the others in the roundup such as Microsoft Works 7.
Roundup is produced by Monsanto, specifically to serve farmers who grow Monsanto's genetically engineered crops.