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make a point

1. To state or demonstrate something of particular importance. To make a point about the need for a design revision, she showed how a single grain of sand could cause the entire mechanism to seize up. Stop interrupting me—I'm trying to make a point!
2. To consciously and deliberately make an effort to do something. I can't believe I forgot to pick up milk. I even made a point of stopping at the store to get it, but then bought everything else but that. I always make a point to stop by that market when strawberries are in season.
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make a point

 and make points 
1. Lit. to score a point in a game. Bob made a point in the last match. Karen made twenty points in the second half.
2. Fig. to state an item of importance. (See also make a point of someone or something; make points (with someone).) You made a point that we all should remember. He spoke for an hour without making a point.
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