English Idioms with word point

Idiom Meaning Sentence
be beside the point not to be relevant to the matter being discussed I`m sure the chief will like the present. I don`t think he deserves it - but that's beside the point.
be on the point of doing something to be about to do something I was just on the point of picking up the phone to call him when he walked in.
come/get to/reach the point to come to the most important thing that one wants to say That`s all very interesting, but would you get to the point, please?
get the/someone`s point to understand what someone wants to express; to understand someone's purpose in saying something Would you say that again please? I didn`t quite get your point.
get/wander off the point to become vague; to lose the main argument/direction of the discussion He said some interesting facts at first, but later he got off the point completely.
have (get) a point to have an idea/argument/reason etc. that others accept as true, good etc You've got a point there. It really would be better to do look into this case first.
in point of fact in fact, in reality Maybe he told you that he has paid all his debts, but in point of fact he still owes me some money.
make one's point to state or explain clearly one`s argument or idea Ok, you`ve made your point but now it's Tom's turn to tell us what he thinks.
make a point of doing something to make sure of doing something because one thinks it is important I always make a point of remembering my friends' birthdays.
not to put too fine a point on it speaking openly and bluntly Not to put too fine a point on it, I think you should devote more time to company matters.
the point of no return the point at which it is impossible to turn back because the consequences of doing so would be worse that those of continuing We can't reverse our decision now or we'll lose the contract. We reached the point of no return when we offered an unconditional guarantee.
see the point (of/in doing something) to understand the purpose or use (of something). I really don`t see the point of going by train when it's just as cheap to fly.
a sore point (with someone) a matter which irritates or upsets someone when mentioned When Sandra comes, don't mention Chris. He went on holiday on his own and it's a sore point with her.
stretch a point go beyond what is usual or do more that is usual When it came to the salary increase, I had hoped the boss would stretch a point in my favour but he didn`t. I got the same as everyone else.
the sticking point the absolute limit beyond which one cannot or will not go At the auction, don't go higher than five thousand, and remember that seven is the sticking point.
one`s strong/weak point the thing one can do best, knows most about If there's a word you can't spell, ask Tom. Spelling is his strong point.
take someone`s point to understand and appreciate someone's argument or attitude I take your point about not wanting to risk further money on such a doubtful undertaking.
that`s the (whole) point the essence; the most important thing one is trying to say. Yes, that`s the whole point! If you cancel the holiday at short notice, you have to pay 50%.
what`s the point? there is little use/purpose You can speak to the bank manager again, but what's the point? He`s already said that they won`t extend the loan.
(what is) more to the point (what is) more important or relevant Her idea is very good, and, what's more to the point, we can put it into practice without extra cost.
short and to the point (a speech, order, letter etc.) short, direct and clear, possibly abrupt Don`t make the speech too long. Keep it short and to the point.
miss the point to fail to understand or appreciate something He concluded that she had missed the point entirely.
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