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jumping-off pointnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌdʒʌm.pɪŋˈɒfˌpɔɪnt/  us   /-ˈɑːf-/
a ​point from which to ​start a ​journey or ​activity an ​idea, ​example, or ​piece of ​information that is used to ​begin a ​process or ​activity: Using his daughter's ​case as a jumping-off ​point, he ​described a ​justicesystem that ​ignores the ​rights of the ​victim.
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