make a point of (doing something)

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make a point of (doing something)

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.
See also: make, of, point
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make a point of someone or something

 and make an issue of someone or something
Fig. to turn someone or something into an important matter. Please don't make a point of John's comment. It wasn't that important. I hope you make an issue of Tom's success and the reasons for it.
See also: make, of, point

make a point of doing something

 and make a point of something
Fig. to make an effort to do something. Please make a point of mailing this letter. It's very important. The hostess made a point of thanking me for bringing flowers.
See also: make, of, point
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make a point of

Treat something as important or essential, as in She made a point of thanking everyone in the department for their efforts. This expression uses point in the sense of "an objective or purpose." [Late 1700s] Also see make one's point.
See also: make, of, point
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make a ˈpoint of doing something

make sure you do something; make an effort to do something because you think it is the correct way to do things: I always make a point of locking up at night.She made a point of thanking all the staff before she left the office.
See also: make, of, point, something
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make a point of

To consider or treat (an action or activity) as indispensable: made a point of visiting their niece on the way home.
See also: make, of, point
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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