Definition of jumping-off point in English:

jumping-off point

(also jumping-off place)

noun

  • The point from which a new undertaking or activity is begun.

    ‘many stations became jumping-off points for hunting expeditions’
    • ‘Anyway, I thought it would make an interesting jumping-off point for a novel.’
    • ‘There are plenty of other people worth noting, but as a jumping-off point, this will do for now.’
    • ‘Although she doesn't see herself working in politics long-term, her current position has been a great jumping-off point.’
    • ‘Later this year, teachers will begin using that same presentation as a jumping-off point for classroom discussions.’
    • ‘On the drive to Baptism Creek he told us that the point where trips begin are known as jumping-off places.’

Pronunciation

jumping-off point