jumping-off place

noun
jump·​ing-off place | \ ˌjəm-piŋ-ˈȯf- How to pronounce jumping-off place (audio) \

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

Examples of jumping-off place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This criteria as a jumping-off place naturally leads to a wildly diverse group of people. Julie Seabaugh, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022

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First Known Use of jumping-off place

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“Jumping-off place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping-off%20place. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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