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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.
make a point of someone or somethingand 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.
make a point of doing somethingand 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.
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.
make a ˈpoint of doing somethingmake 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.
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.