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  • Look up to someone

When you look up to someone, you view them with respect and admiration.

Example:

“Tom truly looks up to his father, and he wants to become a policeman just like his dad.” 

This expression refers to a sailor learning the different ropes for the sails of a ship. When you show the ropes to someone you explain to them how to do a particular task correctly:

Example:
“It’ll take me a couple of weeks to show you the ropes but, after that, you’ll be entirely prepared for the task.”

  • Day one

We usually use the expression day one to talk about something that happens from the very beginning of an activity or a process.

Examples:

“I’m sorry, but your project was meant to fail from day one!”

“This procedure has never worked from day one.”

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