make points (with someone)

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make points (with someone)

To do something that receives a positive reaction or enhances one's reputation or standing with someone. I made some points with my mother-in-law by offering to wash the dishes after the big meal. You're not going to score any points with the coach by showing up late to practice. Ben thinks he can score points with Leslie by donating to the fundraising campaign she's promoting.
See also: make, point

make points

(with someone) Fig. to gain favor with someone; to impress someone. (See also make a point.) Tom is trying to make points with Ann. He wants to ask her out. He's trying to make points by smiling and telling her how nice she looks.
See also: make, point
References in classic literature ?
"That is the trouble with you Frenchmen; you must be always making points. Well," he added, "be short.
We are making points up on our opponents and that's important."
Tijana Boskovic took care of the scoring chores, making points.
"Of course Carwyn is making points that Corbyn and others should be making at a British level," said one.
Scoring late goals without making points is frustrating.
Making points without preaching, it's punchier than Leonardo DiCaprio's Blood Diamond.
MAKING POINTS Newcastle Eagles star Joe Chapman was again wading in with plenty of points as the Sheffield Sharks were beaten
That can't be right because Al Shabab plays in the Champions League like us and they are still winning games and making points.
Eventually, he resorted to making points of order, which allowed him to ask the Deputy Speaker for help.
In the series of debates and Hamilton's text reprinted here, both sides skate along the edge of philosophy and theology while making points in the good old eclectic Victorian way with citations from a range of disciplines.
He accused them of taking part in the debate and "quite forcibly" making points.
They will automatically adjust and/or reconfigure themselves according to their immediate system needs and be able to virtually morph (growing and contracting at will) to meet almost all on-demand needs, all with either pre-designed human involvement (decision making points, particularly when you are just starting your deployment) or eventually without any human intervention at all.
Making points like this led MIND, the "charity" which represents these people, to make me Bigot Of The Year.
Yet Simoneau in no way lacks nobility of utterance: there is a subtext of moral and spiritual grace in these arias that today's Ottavios--more anxious about making points for the character's misunderstood masculinity--too rarely approach.