jumping-off point

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Synonyms for jumping-off point

a beginning from which an enterprise is launched

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In On the Clock, Wilner and Rappoport use coverage of that intriguing 2014 draft as a jumping-off point to provide a thorough history of the event and its somewhat illogical popularity.
In this latest, Style Me Vintage: Clothes, Naomi Thompson provides a brilliant jumping-off point for those whose attempts at second-hand shopping tend to end in disaster.
Our new facility in Nashua is an ideal fit and positions us just minutes outside of Boston, allows us to develop additional business in New Hampshire and is an ideal jumping-off point for markets that we already serve in other parts of the New England area.
Two adult puppet-theatre shows from Poland, supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, riff on iconic figures: Bialystock Puppet Theatre assays a marionette piece, Chopin--An Impression, that was a hit in the recent Year of Chopin 2010 in the city, Zelazowa Wola, where the composer was born; the feminine mystique of Marlene Dietrich becomes the jumping-off point for Broken Nails: A Marlene Dietrich Dialogue by Wiczy Theatre.
Many schools use it as a jumping-off point for daylong programs that teach tolerance and respect.
This exhibition uses the journal as a jumping-off point to explore the originality and exaggerated idiosyncrasy of '90s aesthetics.
It's an ideal jumping-off point from which to explore Barcelona.
It is an important jumping-off point for trekkers and mountaineers heading to Everest.
04 (a distribution of Linux that focuses on usability and ease of installation) is aimed at average computer users with some computer experience in the Windows or Mac worlds who have an interest in Ubuntu but feel the need for a jumping-off point.
But where should you stay as a jumping-off point for exciting and revelatory trips out into this jostling metropolis?
As a follow-up, ABC News writer Michael Malone notes the theory and uses it as a jumping-off point to look at Drudge's large and growing influence.
It's probably the campiest and most accessible of Almodovar's films, making it a great jumping-off point for viewers curious about the writer-director.
A house's roof served as a jumping-off point (literally).
The lessons for this day reflect those themes and serve as the jumping-off point for the third and final part of the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany cycle.
Spitzer's energetic impatience with the status quo has succeeded brilliantly for him in political terms, which is why he has an overwhelming lead in every poll to be the next governor of New York, a traditional jumping-off point for higher office, including bids for the presidency.