stepping stone

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Something used as a way to progress to something or somewhere else.

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  • First attested circa 1325; first used in the figurative sense circa 1653.
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"He was full of ambition, and force, and life, intending all sorts of great things, and meaning to make his position a stepping stone to all that was excellent in public life.".

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'stepping stone':

stepping stoneA stone that can be stepped on in crossing something, especially a marsh or creek.
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