(all) over again

(all) over again

Again from the very beginning. I realized halfway through making the cake that the eggs had expired, so I had throw the batter away and start all over again. This is really not an acceptable standard of work—I'm afraid I need you to do it over again.
See also: again, over
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(all) over again

starting over completely again; going through something completely yet another time. Do I have to go through this all over again? Please start over again for those who came in late.
See also: again, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

over again

Once more, as in The conductor had them start the symphony over again. [Mid-1500s]
See also: again, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

(all) over aˈgain

once more; for a second time: I’m not sure if I could stand seeing that DVD all over again.He told me the work was so bad that I would have to do it over again.
See also: again, over
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