jumping off point


Also found in: Acronyms, Idioms.

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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
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.
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.