come/get to the point

idiom

: to reach the main or most important idea of something that is said or written
It took several paragraphs for her to come/get to the point of her argument.

Examples of come/get to the point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the Suns were to get to the point of dealing Booker, the Knicks would need to be willing participants on a deal, too. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 29 Apr. 2024 One thing the company will need to do in order to scale, Curtis said, is to get to the point where their pigs can be bred with ready-to-donate organs, rather than requiring cloning and implantation. Alex Knapp, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Dear Miss Manners: Is there any polite way to encourage someone who is recounting an anecdote to you to come to the point a little faster? Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Is there any polite way to encourage someone who is recounting an anecdote to you to come to the point a little faster? Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 Sid, soft-spoken, radiating a kind of beatific innocence, is the older by almost eight years but seems that many years the younger; Marty, fidgeting while Sid tells some long story, will jump in to get to the point. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Keep it short and clear Your emails should be welcoming, but also quick to get to the point. Danielle Abril, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 You’re poised to get to the point where these external forces are going to expect a certain thing from you. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 24 Oct. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'come/get to the point.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near come/get to the point

Cite this Entry

“Come/get to the point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%2Fget%20to%20the%20point. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!