on points

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Definition of on points

: by earning more points or less points (as the case may be) than one's opponent in a game or contest He beat his opponent on points. lose to the other team on points

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“On points.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20points. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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