Definition of jumping-off point in English:

jumping-off point

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(also jumping-off place)


  • The point from which a new undertaking or activity is begun: many stations became jumping-off points for hunting expeditions
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    • On the drive to Baptism Creek he told us that the point where trips begin are known as jumping-off places.
    • Later this year, teachers will begin using that same presentation as a jumping-off point for classroom discussions.
    • Although she doesn't see herself working in politics long-term, her current position has been a great jumping-off point.

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