jumping-off point

noun

Definition of jumping-off point

  1. :  a place or point from which something begins The essay provides a good jumping-off point for further discussions.

Word by Word Definitions

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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