Useful POINT Idioms

I hope you are doing great! Today we learn Seven Idioms with POINT.

You can use these idioms in everyday life. Try to memorise them, read all the examples and make your own sentences.

ON THE POINT OF

You can use it instead of “to be about to”. I’m about to leave = I’m on the point of leaving. Mind that with “about” we use an infinitive while with “point” we use a gerund.

Peter was ON THE POINT OF telling me his secret but then he changed his mind.

Mike was ON THE POINT OF giving up hope when he received some amazing news.

MAKE A POINT

This is a curious one. Check other examples:

Kevin, MAKE A POINT OF always arriving on time!

I always MAKE A POINT of memorising the names of all the people I meet.

TO THE POINT

Focused on the most important issue or information.

Helen’s comments are always TO THE POINT.

Mr. Collins is always busy, so make sure your letter is brief and TO THE POINT.

POINT TAKEN

Sometimes you can use this phrase instead of “I agree with you”.

POINT TAKEN, Jack, but I can’t help you right now.

POINT TAKEN. I’ll take some time to think about it.

UP TO A POINT

We can substitute “not completely” with this idiom.

-Do you believe their business is gonna take off?

-UP TO A POINT, yes. 

A SORE POINT

Probably, divorces, failures, ex partners are a sore point for
many people, try not to HIT/TOUCH anyone’s SORE POINT.

Jack will be there. Don’t mention his job interview, it’s a
SORE POINT with him.

It’s a SORE POINT with Mary’s parents that she dropped out of high school.

You can use SPOT instead of POINT here.

TO SCORE POINTS

You can use OFF/AGAINST/OVER here. 

If sb tries to score points off you, they want to defeat you in an argument and deliberately say something that makes you look stupid.

We discussed our ideas and people didn’t try to SCORE POINTS OFF each other.

Try to solve the problem instead of SCORING POINTS AGAINST me.

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#1. Nil is very smart but he never tries to _____ points over other people.

#2. I want to improve my English that’s why I _____ a point of learning 20 phrases a day.

#3. Henry has just been fired, so it’s a _____ point with him now.

#4. I’m so tired…. I’m _____ the point of giving up.

#5. Okay, John, point _____. I’ll talk to Sarah tomorrow about it.

#6. His story is true but only _____ a point.

#7. I’m sure she’s read this book cause all her answers are very _____ the point.

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