jumping-off place

noun jump·ing-off place \ ˌjəm-piŋ-ˈȯf- \

Definition of jumping-off place

1 : a place or point from which an enterprise, investigation, or discussion is launched called also jumping-off point
2 : a remote or isolated place

First Known Use of jumping-off place

1826

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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