I was wondering if it would be grammatically and idiomatically correct to use to begin with in the sense of
used at the end of a sentence to talk about why something was done or whether it should have been done or not
For example :
If you don’t like her, why invite her in the first place?
I should never have taken that job in the first place.
Is it possible to say :
If you don’t like her, why invite her to begin with?
I should never have taken that job to begin with.