make a point of

(redirected from make an issue of someone or something)

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

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

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

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