jumping-off point

  1. a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
    reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions
    he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own
    the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out
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How To Use jumping-off point In A Sentence

  • Lectoure is a bustling market town and the best jumping-off point for a first visit to Le Gers.
  • A funicular railway scales the mountain to the jumping-off point for the sledge run, which winds five kilometres downhill back to the railway terminus.
  • They were sprawled nonchalantly, legs akimbo, across the precarious rock pathway that led to my jumping-off point.
  • Years are a landmark of development and also a new jumping-off point.
  • From that jumping-off point, the plot hits hairpin turns, sudden cliff drops and delirious loops of logic and technology.
  • Well, nominally anyway: in fact, comics Matt Crosby, Tom Parry and Ben Clark use the credit crunch as little more than a jumping-off point for their usual overstuffed ragbag of imaginative, larger-than-life sketch comedy. This week's new comedy
  • reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions
  • Ultimately, this report is merely a jumping-off point for further exploration, collaboration when possible, and deeper understanding of the changes affecting every business and organization.
  • Using his daughter's case as a jumping-off point, he described a justice system that ignores the rights of the victim.
  • The source photographs are a jumping-off point for their strategies of intervention, and the pair's renditions of media images are direct and physical.
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