what (one) is driving at

what (one) is driving at

The point one is trying to make. He's been talking for 10 minutes, and I still can't figure out what he is driving at. Is there a point? What I'm driving at, ladies and gentleman, is that the time for action is now.
See also: driving, what

what someone is driving at

the point that someone is attempting to make.
1986 Robert Sproat Stunning the Punters Martin is always saying things where I can't see what he's driving at.
See also: driving, what