jumping-off place

[ juhm-ping-awf, -of ]SEE DEFINITION OF jumping-off place
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He had come to a jumping-off place in his life—why had they not let him jump?

Surely he had not waited, shivering and hesitating, at the jumping-off place.

To some of them indeed Khartoum is only a jumping-off place.

He had been mighty near the jumping-off place that time, sure.

“But there is a jumping-off place at the bottom,” objected Margery.

"This is the jumping-off place," cried Marion, as they came in sight of the water.

So you're Hilgarde's brother, and here I've run into you at the jumping-off place.

Neither knowing the name of the other, they next met at this jumping-off place.

Before long we arrived at what may be called the "jumping-off place."

I suppose the Foreign Office will help me to get to the jumping-off place?'

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JUMPING-OFF PLACE

one-horse town

nounvery small town
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