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English definition of “staging post”

staging post

noun [C] uk   UK us  
a place where stops are regularly made on long journeys: Hong Kong is often used as a staging post on flights from Melbourne to London.figurative For people who have spent a long time in a mental hospital, a hostel acts as an important staging post (= a place to stay temporarily) between the hospital and a home of their own.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsTrain and bus stations and taxi ranks
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