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springboard

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈsprɪŋbɔːd/
something that is a basis from which other things grow or develop: a springboard for/to/into sth Manufacturing facilities abroad could be a springboard for our expansion in the market. become/serve as/provide a springboard for (doing) stha springboard to do sth They intend to use the £150 million acquisition as a springboard to buy other food brands.
(Definition of springboard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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