Ab ovo

from the beginning.
Historical Examples

The Romans began their noonday meal with eggs, and ended with a dessert; ab ovo ad malum.
The Castaways Captain Mayne Reid

I knew him from the very egg, I may say—ab ovo—Mrs. Cavanagh; it was I instilled his first principles into him.
The Emigrants Of Ahadarra William Carleton

Smith minor’s translation of ab ovo usque ad mala is thus justified: “It is up to the males to lay eggs.”
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916 Various

from the beginning


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