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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.
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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.
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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.
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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]
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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 .
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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.
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last roundup

n. death. (Western.) To everyone’s surprise, he clutched the wound and faced the last roundup with a smile.
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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.
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In May a California couple was awarded $2bn (PS1.64bn) in damages over claims that Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
More than 11,000 plaintiffs in the United States are suing Monsanto, saying Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, CNN reported.
Hardeman's case is one of more than (https://www.ibtimes.com/bayer-lawsuit-german-company-pay-2-billion-couple-after-roundup-cancer-case-2791980) 13,400 plaintiffs that are suing the company over its Roundup weed killer, which they claim is unsafe due to the active ingredient glyphosate, the news outlet reported.
Bayer, which acquired Roundup maker Monsanto for $63 billion last year, denies the allegations, saying decades of studies and regulatory approvals have shown glyphosate and Roundup to be safe for human use.
Over the past few years, Monsanto has been involved with a lawsuit against Edwin Hardeman, a man who claimed that Roundup partially caused him to have cancer.
The precedent set by the US court could swing open litigation flood gates in Kenya and elsewhere, as Mr Hardeman's case is only the second of 11,200 lawsuits against Roundup set to go to on trial in the US.Mr Eric Ogumo, the chairman of Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisers of Kenya, said the development must be taken seriously to ensure that local farmers do not suffer similar consequences.
The award comes one week after the same jury found, following a month-long trial, that Bayer's Roundup played a substantial role in the California man's cancer.
The verdict will 'likely result in a flood of cases filed quickly' against Bayer, and 'may expedite the ultimate settlement' of the Roundup claims, Anna Pavlik, senior counsel for special situations at United First Partners Llc.
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With 4,000 plaintiffs suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma now lining up to sue Monsanto, it seems that significant cracks are beginning to show in a decades-long policy of outright denial that Roundup poses any risk to human or environmental health.
Mr Johnson's lawyers told how he used Roundup and a similar product also made by Monsanto, Ranger Pro, while he worked.
Dewayne Johnson was awarded $289m (PS226m) by a state jury in the US, who found manufacturer Monsanto had failed to adequately warn of the risks of using Roundup, which contains the world's most widely-used herbicide, glyphosate.
Roundup is one of Britain's most popular weedkillers, while glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on UK farms.
The state Superior Court jury agreed that Roundup contributed to Johnson's cancer and Monsanto should have provided a label warning of the potential health hazard.
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