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come to the point

To reach the most important or crucial part of something. OK, I have to leave soon, so please come to the point of your story.
See also: come, point

come to the point and get to the point

to get to the important part (of something). He has been talking a long time. I wish he would come to the point. We are talking about money, Bob! Come on, get to the point.
See also: and, come, get, point

come/get (straight) to the ˈpoint

talk about the most important problem, matter, etc. immediately rather than have a general conversation first: Stop avoiding the issue and come to the point!Let me get straight to the point. I don’t think you’ll pass this exam unless you work harder.
See also: come, get, point
References in classic literature ?
Sir Patrick showed his approval of Arnold's frankness by coming to the point himself, as readily as his own whimsical humor would let him.
We are coming to the point," whispered the governor.
It's about your monkey,' he said, coming to the point at once.
I was coming to the point with great difficulty when he took me by both hands and with a radiant face and in the liveliest way anticipated it.
Nor did she waste time in coming to the point, upbraiding him sorrowfully for what he had done.
Very good, I said, you are coming to the point now.
I'm now coming to the point in my life when I'm not getting any younger and want to take our relationship further than just being boyfriend and girlfriend.
We're coming to the point where most telecom operators can only really hope for a single-digit growth," said Nishit Lakhotia, telecoms analyst at Securities & Investment Co (SICO) in Bahrain.
It's coming to the point where you think whether it's worth it at all.
At the rate interest rates are dropping it is coming to the point where it might be best to put your cash under the bed.
It's coming to the point where I'm going to have to make my girlfriend choose.
It's coming to the Point in the summer and they wanted someone Irish to be in it.
BRITAIN is coming to the point where it will have to decide whether the United Nations is the right vehicle for dealing with Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair's official spokesman said yesterday.
Part of his journey was coming to the point where people outside his community, such as those in the ANC, said, "we're not expecting you to become somebody else.