not to put too fine a point on it

idiom

used in an ironic way to introduce a very strong and usually critical statement
Not to put too fine a point on it, (but) his suggestions have been worthless.

Examples of not to put too fine a point on it in a Sentence

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Dictionary Entries Near not to put too fine a point on it

not (too) shabby

not to put too fine a point on it

not to say

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“Not to put too fine a point on it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20to%20put%20too%20fine%20a%20point%20on%20it. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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