“Build The House From The Ground Up”

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This Expression Is Used To Imply That…

When doing anything (process/procedure/etc.) it is important to do all of the necessary steps in the proper order.  Otherwise, whatever you are attempting to do may simply not work…

(at least not in the way that you are intending it to.)

It also implies that one should start with the basic necessities and/or “first steps” before doing other things which (though they may be more interesting) can only be beneficial AFTER the foundational elements are firmly in place.

Also — it is basically impossible to Build A House From The Roof Down.  (Although, Metaphorically Speaking — a lot of people seem to try doing that quite a lot of the time.)  [See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”]

“If you want to become a superhero, you’ve got to Build The House From The Ground Up.  In other words…  First — you have to learn acrobatics & martial arts.  Then you need to find a secret underground lair to hide all your awesome gear, and THEN you can worry about the kick-ass Lycra suit with matching cape & mask…  get it?”

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This phrase is also good to know if you are preparing for The TOEFL Exam, as it is a rather common phrase, and may end up being in one of the reading transcripts or audio files on the exam.  But you still need to “Build From The Ground Up”, by preparing for the exam with The Best TOEFL Preparation System In The Universe!

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