the object of the exercise

the object of the exercise

The main point, focus, or goal of an activity or task. If you're an investor, holding onto stocks that damage your portfolio defeats the object of the exercise. If you're trying to improve your health, not just shed a few quick pounds, the object of the exercise should be to develop a diet that is sustainable in the long term.
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the object of the exercise

the main point or purpose of an activity.
See also: exercise, object, of
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The object of the exercise was to encourage youngsters to take up the sport, and from what I saw there was plenty of enthusiasm shown by those who took part.
But the object of the exercise is to stop them from whatever it is that they're doing, and whatever it is that they're doing needs to be so heinous, so outrageous, that it warrants that degree of force by you.
He said: "This is the real problem - that while those who have access to the supermarket are going to be able to benefit from these reductions in prices, the majority of rural people would have to travel 40 to 50 miles to a facility to get the petrol at the cheaper prices and that defeats the object of the exercise.
For Paphos airport, the object of the exercise was to determine the readiness of all the relevant services and the level of coordination among them when faced with a major emergency and furthermore to train the staff of all the emergency responding agencies, Hermes said.
The object of the exercise is to help those lower down the food chain and, on Twitter, for every tweet using the hashtag
The object of the exercise is to establish a framework agreement for a period of 2 years,with an option to extend for a further period of up to 2 years, that is capable of delivering value for money and a quality service for the supply and delivery of Asphalt, Macadam, Drystone Aggregate, Sand and Ready Mix Concrete, for the period 1.
The object of the exercise is to groove an accelerating stroke, so all your putts can reach the hole with enough speed to go in.
You have to help yourselves, as the object of the exercise is to have your home secured visually and mechanically.
The object of the exercise was to tick off the vehicle make and model and amass points.
Filling private landlords' pockets and occupying empty properties is not the object of the exercise and spending money on renovating the town centre seems a bit futile when there's a cottage industry around the corner.
There is swearing but it's done so poshly it doesn't sound like swearing, which kind of defeats the object of the exercise.
But I didn't see anything to impress me, which was the object of the exercise.
The crossbar challenge has been made famous by the Sky Sports Saturday morning football show Soccer AM, and the object of the exercise is simply to kick a football, from distance, to hit the crossbar, The Daily Mirror reports.
To keep him within striking distance before stamina kicked in was the object of the exercise for McCoy, and he did it to perfection.
The object of the exercise is to not only get clarity on the projects, but to also reduce the number of consortia invited to bid for the lucrative deals on offer.