jumping off point


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jumping off point

noun base, basis, bedrock, bottom, floor, flooring, foundation, fundamental basis, girder, ground, groundwork, premise, principle, rudiment, starting point, support, supporting structure, underlying principle, underpinning basis
Associated concepts: floor plan in zoning and construction laws, hacking the floor in parliamentary procedure, miniium wage
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The camp, set up by official decree in a Eurotunnel hangar, has become a jumping off point for people hoping to slip into Britain.
Along with the essays, Trotter's introduction will be the jumping off point for many future studies.
America's Next Top Model' is a natural jumping off point for us to introduce this gaming technology given the show's young and mobile-savvy demographic.
Author Carl Wilson uses Celine DionAEs song, oLetAEs Talk About Love,o as a jumping off point to explore why we like certain kinds of music and hate other kinds.
In Mumbai he investigates Bollywood and the burgeoning Indian middle class, Ayodhya is discussed as a symbol of extremist Hindu nationalism, Kashmir is the jumping off point for an examination of the Indo-Pakistan conflict, and Pakistan is talked about in light of the relationship between the American Central Intelligence Agency and global jihadism.
In this column from the Sunday Business section of the New York Times, Daniel Akst uses Hackett's globalization research as a jumping off point for a discussion of the shifting world job market and the underlying political and economic issues for the U.
She uses her own research on social justice in small communities as a jumping off point for exploring deeper issues of the nature of action based research.
This reader uses this thesis as jumping off point examining most of the basic topics of introductory sociology.
This is indicative of the type of programming that will broaden teens' perspective and appreciation of the world around them, and serve as a jumping off point for subsequent classroom discussion.
Although the discussion uses Leone's epic Western Once Upon a Time in the West as a jumping off point, the goal of Fawell (humanities, Boston U.
The universal fear of being alone and defenseless in an isolated place is an emotional hook that everyone can identify with, and is certainly a great jumping off point for an intriguing game.
To increase efficiency and eliminate possible travel delays, the tech center can be an efficient jumping off point, should staff be requested to support projects on this side of the world.