base of operations

noun phrase

: main offices : headquarters
The company's base of operations is (in) London.

Examples of base of operations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rogers reported that Ivanka initially considered transforming the East Wing, the traditional base of operations for first ladies, into a suite of offices for herself and other members of the Trump family. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 Three more arrests would come the next day as LAPD investigators recovered more high-end items from the group’s base of operations. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Last month, the city opened a Safe Commercial Corridor hub across the street from the Gallery Place Metro station, a base of operations for public health workers. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 The Madison Avenue impresario, who once ran a media-buying operation and parlayed his experience there into a role as the ultimate go-between among ad agencies, big-spending clients and the media outlets that crave them, finds himself — at least for now — without a base of operations. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 13 Mar. 2024 Kerrville, Texas While San Antonio certainly will be the base of operations for many eclipse chasers, most will not stay there, opting instead to head to the center line for an additional minute of umbral darkness. Michael E. Bakich, Discover Magazine, 4 Mar. 2024 The crew, which will include the first woman and first person of color to land on the moon, will help establish a permanent human presence on and around the moon to serve as a base of operations for missions to Mars. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2024 Outraged, the Pakistani public backed the military’s retaliatory offensive against the TTP, a campaign that succeeded in dismantling its base of operations in Pakistan and driving many of the group’s leaders into Afghanistan. Aqil Shah, Foreign Affairs, 9 Jan. 2024 Home these days is Vegas, his family and base of operations remains in the desert. Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 2023

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“Base of operations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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