From scratch.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #141



今回のフレーズは「From scratch.」です。

「From scratch.」は、直訳すると「スクラッチから」となりますが、実際には「最初から」「ゼロから」という意味になります。


例えば、新しいビジネスを始める際に「We built our company from scratch.(私たちは会社を一から立ち上げた)」と言うことができます。また、料理を一から作る際に「I’m making this cake from scratch.(このケーキは一から作っている)」と言うこともできます。

「from scratch」の起源は18世紀のスポーツにあります。競走やクリケットでは、選手が地面に引いた「スクラッチ(scratch)」と呼ばれる線からスタートしていました。この線から始めることが「最初から」という意味を持つようになりました。その後、このフレーズは比喩的にも広く使われるようになりました。たとえば、料理においては、全ての材料を最初から用意して料理をすることを指します。

まとめると、「From scratch.」は、文字通り「スクラッチから」という意味ではなく、何もない状態から何かを始めることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、最初から何かを作り上げる過程を強調することができます。

この「From scratch.」を使って、何かを一から始める際にその努力を表現してみてください。

From scratch.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.