jumping-off point

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Noun1.jumping-off point - a beginning from which an enterprise is launched; "he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own"; "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions"; "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
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NSBI's assistance is a good jumping-off point to grow our sales team and enhance our marketing programs in order to increase sales," said Scott Murray, president and CEO of ClearPicture.
A beautifully structured sunflower drawing of one of O'Keeffe's sunflower paintings will be the jumping-off point for participants as they are coached to create their own sunflower pastel painting.
The 12 chapters presented here present recent research on the phenomena of FISs in an effort to both provide a current picture of the state of knowledge on these systems and to provide a jumping-off point for future researchers.
The bus which crashed Friday was headed to the mountain town of Bontoc, a popular tourist jumping-off point to a rustic mountain town famed for hanging coffins embedded on the sides of a cliff.
Our 'No Boundaries' series is a jumping-off point into wide open spaces and creativity in brewing, without the confines of seasons, weather patterns or holidays," says Dylan McDonald, No-Li's National Sales Manager.
Kim employs this historical moment as a jumping-off point from which to explore questions of ethnicity, faith, and immigrant identity.
Although I have been a couple of times to the jumping-off point, I didn't kill myself.
The show follows the adventures of four friends who hang out at the For The Win cafe - a jumping-off point for some cheerfully surreal and only mildly rude sketches.
The Prix Kergorlay has been used by trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre as a jumping-off point for Melbourne in each of the last two seasons.
We see this as a jumping-off point for others - for example Google.
Gilgit is a regular jumping-off point for treks and climbing in the massive Karakoram and Himalaya mountain ranges in northern Pakistan and is quite popular with tourists and climbers from many countries.
The book will be a good jumping-off point for young children who need to find a way to accept the loss of a well-loved pet.