up to a point

up to a point

To some extent, somewhat, as in I can work weekends up to a point, but after a month or so I get tired of it. This phrase uses point in the sense of "a definite position." [Early 1800s]
See also: point, up

up to a (certain) ˈpoint

to some extent; not completely: I’m willing to help you up to a point, but after that you’ll have to look after yourself.I agree with you up to a point, but not completely.
See also: point, up