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to the point

Concerning or focused on the most important, central, or essential issue or information. You don't have much time, so make sure your presentation is to the point. OK, everyone, I don't want to waste any time, so let's get right to the point.
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to the point

1. Relevant, concerning the matter at hand, as in Her remarks were brief and to the point, or He rambled on and on, never speaking to the point. [Early 1800s] For an antonym, see beside the point.
2. Concerning the important or essential issue, as in More to the point, she hasn't any money. This usage is often put as come or get to the point , meaning "address the important issue." For example, Please come to the point; we haven't much time, or Do you suppose he'll ever get to the point of all this? [Late 1300s]
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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.

to the ˈpoint

expressed in a simple, clear way without any extra information or feelings: The speech was short and to the point.
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to the point

Concerning or with relevance to the matter at hand: remarks that were to the point; rambled and would not speak to the point.
See also: 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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