Meaning of “staging post” in the English Dictionary

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"staging post" in British English

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staging postnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪ.dʒɪŋ ˌpəʊst/ us /ˈsteɪ.dʒɪŋ ˌpoʊst/ UK

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.

(Definition of “staging post” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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