launching pad

noun

Definition of launching pad

Examples of launching pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the governor’s race will be Rhode Island’s marquee contest in 2022, a growing number of potential candidates are considering a run for the treasurer’s office, which in recent years has served as a launching pad for gubernatorial candidates. BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2021 For opportunistic Housewives, the Bravo industrial complex became a launching pad for lifestyle brand domination. Ilana Kaplan, Town & Country, 5 May 2021 His unexpected gold at the 2006 Olympics became a launching pad for his confidence and his career. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 The streamer positions Fresh Finds as a launching pad, citing the likes of Clairo, Omar Apollo, and Amine as alumni. Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2021 Sara Mokuria, a co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality and one of the authors of the 10-New Directions Memo, which served as a launching pad for the county’s work, said the next iteration must focus on specific outcomes. Dallas News, 25 May 2021 StockX was born, using sneakers as a launching pad. Marc Bain, Quartz, 14 May 2021 Draft 101: Cleveland will serve as the launching pad next weekend for college football players into the professional ranks. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2021 Then consider that the NFL’s revenue stream (and by extension, salary cap) is on the launching pad for more significant escalation as negotiations for new TV and streaming media deals are apparently close to completion. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of launching pad

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jun 2021

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“Launching pad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/launching%20pad. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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