roundup


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

from the ground up

From the first step through to completion; entirely. This place is a real dump—we'll have to rebuild it from the ground up. I built this company from the ground up—I'm not going to sell it, ever.
See also: ground, up

the last roundup

old-fashioned One's death. Primarily heard in US. When my grandmother was in her 80s, she always joked about heading to the last roundup. I think in some ways the fact that she treated it so light-heartedly made it easier to bear when she did finally pass away.
See also: last, roundup

head for the last roundup

old-fashioned To die. Primarily heard in US. When my grandmother was in her 80s, she always joked about heading to the last roundup. I think in some ways the fact that she treated it so light-heartedly made it easier to bear when she did finally pass away.
See also: head, last, roundup

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

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

the last roundup

death. informal euphemistic
The metaphor was based on the idea of a final rounding-up of cattle in the American Wild West. The phrase itself seems to have originated as the title of a 1932 song by G. Brown .
See also: last, roundup

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Introduced by Monsanto in 1974 as an effective way of killing weeds, it is used in Roundup, which is ranked as the second most widely used U.
In conjunction, the company projects over 15m Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean acres and over 3m acres of Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton in 2017.
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.
Use of the herbicide has skyrocketed in recent decades due mostly to the popularity of Roundup Ready GM crops.
Monsanto encourages farmers who buy Roundup Ready seeds to also use the company's Roundup brand of glyphosate.
The case will now be remanded to the lower court with the instruction to allow USDA to decide which interim measures will need to be established in order to allow growers to resume planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
We believe we have every right through our existing Monsanto license agreement to 'stack' our Optimum GAT trait with Pioneer soybean genetics already containing a Roundup Ready trait," said DuPont Group Vice President James C.
Roundup has also been keen to understand how web 2.
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.
RESEDA - Animal control officers embarked on a massive duck and goose roundup Thursday after scores of birds died from toxic algae at a Reseda Park pond.
focused on selected studies that conflict with the weight of evidence for glyphosate and Roundup brand (Monsanto Company, St.