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from scratch

completely from the beginning: Can we fix the current computer system, or would it be better to start from scratch with a new system?
Translations of “from scratch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從頭開始,從零開始…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从头开始,从零开始…
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