Last modified on 27 April 2014, at 20:25

stepping stone

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EtymologyEdit

First attested circa 1325; first used in the figurative sense circa 1653.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: stĕpʹĭng-stōn′

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NounEdit

stepping stone (plural stepping stones)

  1. A stone that can be stepped on in crossing something, especially a marsh or creek.
  2. (idiomatic) Something used as a way to progress to something or somewhere else.

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