in point of fact

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in point of fact

used to introduce a true statement which shows that another statement is not true or accurate
  • She says that she doesn't know him, but in point of fact they have been seen together many times.

Word by Word Definitions

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

fact play
  1. : something that has actual existence

  2. : an actual occurrence

  3. : a piece of information presented as having objective reality


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