point person

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she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy

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If the company wants a coffee brand to seize on a particular cultural event or moment, for example, executives can call a point person in the coffee group, Mr. Tanner said. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "J.M. Smucker Revamps Marketing Strategy to Keep Up With Changes, Spur Growth," 29 Oct. 2018 Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House lawyer Emmet T. Flood, recently made a point person for the special counsel’s investigation, also were also present for parts of the discussions. BostonGlobe.com, "Democrats and Republicans briefed on FBI source who aided Russia probe," 24 May 2018 This is usually your point person for questions and communications. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 Dec. 2018 Shoecraft, who admired the organization’s track record, became the point person between the organization and black male students interested in applying for the scholarship Real Life would administer in $2,000 chunks over five years. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Trying to make good on someone else’s promise: new group helps 10 Seattle kids pay for college," 16 Sep. 2018 In addition, a single primary contract manager should be the point person for all additional subcontractors, the report states. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy," 7 Sep. 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Mueller probe, which has left Mr. Rosenstein as the point person on many of the department’s most pressing issues. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "Trump Says He Has No Plans to Fire Rosenstein," 8 Oct. 2018 Gordon was assigned as the point person for an advisory group on foreign policy and national security for the Trump campaign in March 2016 and left the campaign in August 2016. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina chatted with former Trump campaign aide ahead of the 2016 election," 4 Aug. 2018 Pryor’s nomination, and generally working on the nomination, making clear that Kavanaugh was not the primary point person on this particular judicial nominee. Tara Golshan, Vox, "The Judge Pryor controversy around Brett Kavanaugh, explained," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of point person

1977, in the meaning defined above

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