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View synonyms for 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.


jumping-off place

noun

  1. a starting point, as in an enterprise
  2. a final or extreme condition
  3. a place where one leaves civilization to go into the wilderness
  4. a very remote spot


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jumping-off place1

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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Example Sentences

While recommendations, reviews, and ratings are an excellent jumping-off place, never forget the value of trying a game out for yourself!

One of the women of the party exclaimed, when she first saw it, "Have we come to the jumping-off place at last?"

Liverpool Street, as the jumping-off place for East Anglia, has a soothing power of its own.

Abud was just a little way behind, bellowing exultantly, when we came to the jumping-off place.

Your Ladyship must remember that this is only the first stage on the journey, the jumping-off place as you called it.

Secondly, it was very generally realised that Faloo was the last station, the jumping-off place.

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