stepping stone


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stepping stone

one of a series of stones acting as footrests for crossing streams, marshes, etc.
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"Whether this is a stepping stone to look at the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, I think that is more in Brendan's mind."
Staff at the Stepping Stones Nursery in Johnstone were invited to take part in a Safe Sleep Education Session with Renfrew volunteer Liz Miller.
MATHIEU DEBUCHY says he used Newcastle United as a stepping stone for a bigger Premier League club.
''May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward.
RONALD KOEMAN has promised Southampton fans he will not do a Mauricio Pochettino by using them as a stepping stone to land a big job.
The firm said that it has added 'Stepping Stone' to its portfolio of Oxfordshire Cotswolds properties.
I have not achieved that serenity but feel I am not too far away from a distant first stepping stone on a path that leads toward it.
This presentation introduced Skype and how it can be used to: (1) connect teachers with other professionals - and save on long distance charges - even internationally (2) empower language teachers and tutors (3) give presentations and workshops (4) be a stepping stone to using more sophisticated technology in the classroom.
Commercial managers whose portfolio does not yet meet the minimum size for IREM's CPM[R] designation can gain training, skills and industry knowledge using the new credential as a stepping stone to the CPM[R]."
While still sketchy, the plans are the most detailed that the agency has offered since President Bush announced 2 years ago his intention of having astronauts return to the moon as a stepping stone to Mars.