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The point from which something is begun.
- ‘There are plenty of other people worth noting, but as a jumping-off point, this will do for now.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Although she doesn't see herself working in politics long-term, her current position has been a great jumping-off point.’
- ‘Anyway, I thought it would make an interesting jumping-off point for a novel.’
jumping-off place/ˌjəmpiNGˈôf ˌplās/
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