in point of fact


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in point of fact

In all truth; with specific regard to the facts. It's odd that you would criticize me for that when, in point of fact, I never said such a thing.
See also: fact, of, point
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in point of fact

just to point out a fact; in fact. In point of fact, I am not late. You are simply way too early.
See also: fact, of, point
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in point of ˈfact

used to say what is true in a situation: ‘Picasso painted this picture in 1935.’ ‘In point of fact, Joanna, he painted it in 1934.’I’ll visit you next time I’m in Berlin. In point of fact, I’m supposed to be going there next month, so why don’t I come and see you then?
See also: fact, of, point
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in point of fact

In reference to a fact, in fact. This long-winded way of saying “in fact” dates from about 1700 (Swift used it in a 1711 entry of his Journal to Stella) and was already considered cumbersome and old-fashioned by the late nineteenth century. Nevertheless, it persists.
See also: fact, of, point
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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