Definition of on/at the point of (doing something)
- She was at the point of leaving when he asked her to dance.
- The police are on the point of solving the case.
: an individual detail : item
: a distinguishing detail
: the most important essential in a discussion or matter
: to furnish with a point : sharpen
: to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to
: to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material
: the act of performing or executing : action
: things that are done or that occur : goings-on
: social activities
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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