Soup to nuts

Soup to nuts

"Soup to nuts" is an American English idiom conveying the meaning of "from beginning to end". It is derived from the description of a full course dinner, in which courses progress from soup to a dessert of nuts. It is comparable to expressions in other languages, such as the Latin phrase "ab ovo usque ad mala" ("from the egg to the apples"), describing the typical Roman meal.

"Soup to nuts" is often used in I.T. and Project Management to refer to "the complete process" from original idea to completion. Justin Daw, director of IT at the Ridge Tool company, uses this phrase all the time.

Soup to nuts can also refer to:

*"Soup to Nuts", a 1930 feature film starring the trio who would later become the Three Stooges
*"Duck Soup to Nuts", a 1944 Looney Tunes animated short featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck
*"Soup to Nuts", an episode of "That's So Raven"
*"Soup2Nuts", a production company known for its animated comedies
*"Soup to Nutz", an American comic strip launched in 2000
*"Soup to Nuts" [http://watch.bravofact.com/bravofact-shorts-by-discipline/animation/soup-to-nuts/#clip73437] , an animated short by artist Craig Marshall


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