Soup to nuts

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"Soup to nuts" is an American English idiom that conveys 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.

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Soup to nuts may also refer to:

  • From Soup to Nuts, a 1928 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy as butlers hired for a high society dinner party
  • Soup to Nuts, a 1930 feature film starring the trio who later became the Three Stooges
  • Duck Soup to Nuts, a 1944 Looney Tunes animated short featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck
  • "Soup to Nuts," a 1986 episode of Mama's Family
  • "Soup to Nuts," an episode of That's So Raven
  • Soup2Nuts, a defunct production company known for its animated comedies
  • Soup to Nutz, an American comic strip launched in 2000