jumping-off point


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jumping-off point

 and jumping-off place
a point or place from which to begin something. The local library is a good jumping-off point for your research. The office job in that company would be a good jumping-off place for a career in advertising.
See also: point
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Tropical cyclone Larry smashed into the coastal community of Innisfail, about 62 miles south of Cairns, a popular jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef, forecaster Jonty Hall said.
Rawles, the award-winning author of two previous novels, says she never thought she'd use a character from a classic work of fiction as a jumping-off point for her own work.
But soon we were headed for the jumping-off point of virtually all Antarctica cruises - Ushuaia, Argentina, billed as ``The City at the End of the World.
It is a jumping-off point for finding state, federal, and international laws, and it is an access point for commercial laws, intellectual property, and federal and state roles of evidence.
Posada Amazonas, an eco-lodge along the Tambopata River deep in Peru's Amazon basin, provides the ultimate jumping-off point to learn about the region's wildlife and ecology, while also helping the local indigenous community make a sustainable living.
Former Tory MP Harry Greenway, who fought several unsuccessful campaigns there in the 70s, said: "A Tory graveyard is now a fertile jumping-off point for success at the next general election.
I did a brief and unscientific poll of a few of the folks who work for Thrasher, to see if they felt as though their work doing 'zines was a jumping-off point for working at the mag.
Another possibility is that, like Hong Kong with China, Bahrain sees itself as a jumping-off point for doing business in the larger markets in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq," he said.
This rejection seems to be the jumping-off point for Armatage, and her book is full of righteous anger against the Hollywood (read male) establishment that failed to recognize Shipman as one of its pioneering figures (and a Canadian to boot).
We hope you find the poster to be a useful jumping-off point for discussion and ongoing education about drugs of abuse.
For almost every topic or figure that he touches, his treatment either casts new light or serves as an excellent jumping-off point for anyone who wishes to investigate further.
O'Hanlon's twenty-six artful and innovative methods encompass both theory and practice, enabling therapists of all persuasions to use this book as a jumping-off point to reinvigorate their practice.
North of Punta Cana, the Samana peninsula serves as a jumping-off point for the wonders of the Los Haitises National Park and its virgin cays.
Recommended for all libraries for its exploration of this period in America's history, this will prove especially useful for unit studies or as a jumping-off point to study some of the Alamo's central figures.
But before long he was involved in the student theatre and this proved his jumping-off point for a brilliant career in acting, stage design and directing first theatre and later both opera and films.