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stepping stone

noun uk   us  

stepping stone noun (STONE)

[C] one of a row of large, flat stones on which you can walk in order to cross a stream or river that is not deep

stepping stone noun (STAGE)

[S] an event or experience that helps you achieve something else: I see this job just as a stepping stone to better things.
Translations of “stepping stone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 石頭, (溪流或河流中的)踏腳石,墊腳石…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石头, (溪流或河流中的)踏脚石,垫脚石…
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