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Meaning of “stepping-stone” - Learner’s Dictionary

stepping-stone

noun [C]     /ˈstepɪŋstəʊn/
METHOD
an event or experience that helps you achieve something else: Education is a stepping-stone to a good job.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
STONE
one of several stones that you walk on to cross a streamBridgesTypes of rockPrecious and semi-precious stones
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