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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(And it's worth noting that, at least until this October, when home healthcare was expected to kick in, nursing homes were unique in having their QMs publicly reported hospitals and physicians have never been required to do this.) As a practical matter, though, we think that the QMs are an excellent jumping off point for initiating and monitoring a QI project.
Then hop a short backcountry flight (Salmon Air is one of the best) to Stanley, Idaho, your jumping off point for the trip.
The skateboard market is often the jumping off point for companies who want to establish 'street cred,' and sometimes it works.
"(NetCentral) will be used as a jumping off point," Pachal says.
Announcing a package of deals reached with French counterpart Daniel Vaillant, Mr Blunkett said action would be taken to dissuade both traffickers and individuals from seeing the French coast as a "jumping off point" for the UK.
Lake Nicaragua is a jumping off point for water sports and home to freshwater sharks.
Each begins with a "story" that is then used as a jumping off point for a series of expanded discussions on several topics: crime and punnishment, of course, but also the broader character of the German underworld and, for that matter, the far greater expanse of nineteenth-century society.
Matus follows both avenues, using memory as a jumping off point for each exploration.
Our host (the test manager) used the person-in-the-street video as a jumping off point for the live show, since we asked employees on tape what bothered them as customers.
Obsessing over the medical examiner's report, she revisits Katharine's life - with every scar a jumping off point to tell her story.
reality, many deaths are the result moments of madness, poor judgement, flashes of fury or just downright stupidity - and that was the jumping off point for Bad Samaritan.