building blocks


1. a basic unit from which sth is built






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the building blocks of life/success/society

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 'Building blocks' are blocks which can be used to create a building. Figuratively 'building blocks' are the foundations upon which other things are built. "A customer-facing role is a good building block for a management position later on in life." "Ballet is considered the building block for many other types of dance." This expression is used in professional and social contexts.

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  1. Cells are the building blocks of the human body.
  2. The building blocks of success are hard work and perseverance.
  3. Justice, Equality, and Social Services are some of the main building blocks of modern society.

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  1.  Let's see if we can identify the building blocks of our business and use that to create a mission statement.
  2. Communication and efficiency are the building blocks of our department.

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