: from a point at which nothing has been done yet
You'll have to start from zero if you can't find your notes.
Recent Examples on the Web Gaps at many of the other schools were also stark: Out of 287 offers made at Staten Island Technical High School, for example, two Black students were accepted — up from zero last year — along with seven Latino students. —Troy Closson, New York Times, 2 June 2023 The performance kit—which includes new wheels, tires, and brakes—will let the powerful sedan finally accelerate from zero to 60 mph in under two seconds and hit a top speed of 200 mph. —Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 30 May 2023 The declines in average eighth-grade civics scores fell by a smaller margin of two points – on a scale from zero to 300 – since 2018, but the decrease marked the first decline in civics test scores since testing began over two decades ago, the data show. —Laura Ly, CNN, 4 May 2023 Ford claims this will send the Mach-E GT Performance from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. —Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 2 May 2023 Over the past dozen years, the number of letters filed in the House has ranged from eight in the 2017 regular session to 39 in the 2011 regular session, while the number of letters filed in the Senate has ranged from zero in this year's regular session to 26 in the 2013 regular session. —Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 The automaker says the U9, with a 1-million-yuan ($145,000) sticker price, can accelerate from zero to 100 kph (60 mph) in two seconds. —Joe Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2023 Feel like you and beau went from zero to 100 in just a week or two? —Megan Schaltegger, Women's Health, 24 Mar. 2023 The room will go from zero to pandemonium quicker than any drive-thru line moves. —Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 17 May 2023 See More
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