point in time

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point in time

A specific or particular moment or period in time. We don't have all the details, but, at this point in time, it seems that the suspect acted alone. There has never been a point in time more rigorously studied by academics than these five years. At no point in time have I ever accepted bribes.
See also: point, time
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

point in time

A particular moment, as in At no point in time had they decided to leave the country, or The exact point in time when he died has not been determined. Critics say this usage is wordy since in most cases either point or time will suffice. However, it has survived since the mid-1700s. Also see at this point.
See also: point, time
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.
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