not to put too fine a point on it


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not to put too fine a point on it

Fig. a phrase introducing a fine or important point, apologetically. Rachel: Not to put too fine a point on it, Mary, but you're still acting a little rude to Tom. Mary: I'm sorry, but that's the way I feel. John: I think, not to put too fine a point on it, you ought to do exactly as you are told. Andy: And I think you ought to mind your own business.
See also: fine, not, on, point, put

not to put too fine a point on it

to mean exactly what is said Her performance, not to put too fine a point on it, was terrible.
See also: fine, not, on, point, put