if it comes to the point

if it comes to the point

If one is forced to act or decide on something. I don't like either solution, but if it comes to the point, I think our best bet is to consolidate the companies into a single entity. I don't mind phone calls, but I prefer texting if it comes to the point.
See also: come, if, point
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if/when it ˌcomes to the ˈpoint

if/when the time comes when you have to do or decide something: I’m not frightened of flying, but when it comes to the point I’d rather travel by train.
See also: come, if, point
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