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Jumping-off place   /dʒˈəmpɪŋ-ɔf pleɪs/   Listen
Jumping-off place

A place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched.  Synonym: point of departure.  "My point of departure was San Francisco"

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"Jumping-off place" Quotes from Famous Books

... approvingly. "It's a driving place, sir. The man in Benham who stops by the way-side to scratch his head gets left behind. When we moved into this house a year ago looking through that window we were at the jumping-off place; now you see houses cropping up in every direction. It's going to be a big city. Pleased to have you stop to supper with us," he added with burly suavity as their ...
— Unleavened Bread • Robert Grant

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