jumping-off point
noun see jumping-off place

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jumping-off point — jumping off ,point or ,jumping off ,place noun singular 1. ) the place where a trip begins 2. ) the first step in a project or activity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jumping-off point — UK / US or jumping off place UK / US noun [singular] 1) the place where a journey begins 2) the first step in a project or activity …   English dictionary

  • jumping-off point — jumping off .point n a place to start from, especially at the beginning of a journey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumping-off point — noun a beginning from which an enterprise is launched he uses other people s ideas as a springboard for his own reality provides the jumping off point for his illusions the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping-off point — N SING A jumping off point or a jumping off place is a place, situation, or occasion which you use as the starting point for something. Lectoure is a bustling market town and the best jumping off point for a first visit to Le Gers. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • jumping-off point — noun (C) a place to start from, especially at the beginning of a journey …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumping-off point —  Starting place …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • jumping-off place — {n. phr.} 1. A place so far away that it seems to be the end of the world. * /Columbus sailors were afraid they would arrive at the jumping off place if they sailed farther west./ * /So you visited Little America? That sounds like the jumping off …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jumping-off place — {n. phr.} 1. A place so far away that it seems to be the end of the world. * /Columbus sailors were afraid they would arrive at the jumping off place if they sailed farther west./ * /So you visited Little America? That sounds like the jumping off …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jumping-off place — jumping off point UK / US or jumping off place UK / US noun [singular] 1) the place where a journey begins 2) the first step in a project or activity …   English dictionary

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