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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can substitute “not completely” with this idiom.
-Do you believe their business is gonna take off?
-UP TO A POINT, yes.
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.
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.
*One question requires two words.
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