jumping off place

jumping-off place

[juhm-ping-awf, -of]
noun
1.
a place for use as a starting point: Paris was the jumping-off place for our tour of Europe.
2.
an out-of-the-way place; the farthest limit of anything settled or civilized.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

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jumping-off place or jumping-off point
 
n
1.  a starting point, as in an enterprise
2.  a final or extreme condition
3.  (Canadian) a place where one leaves civilization to go into the wilderness
4.  (US) a very remote spot
 
jumping-off point or jumping-off point
 
n

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