Definitions for jumping-off point
springboard, jumping-off point, point of departure(noun)
a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
"he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own"; "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions"; "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"
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