Definition of jumping-off place in English:

jumping-off place

Syllabification: jump·ing-off place
(also jumping-off point)


  • The point from which something is begun.
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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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