on the point of doing(redirected from at the point of doing something)
on the point of (doing something)
Ready or about to do something. I'm sorry I'm running late—I was on the point of getting in the shower when the doorbell rang. We have several products on the point of becoming global successes. We just need another strong marketing push.
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on the point of doing somethingand at the point of doing something
Fig. ready to start doing something. I was just on the point of going out the door. We were almost at the point of buying a new car.
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