press the point

idiom

: to repeat an idea often in a way that is annoying to show that it is very important
He kept pressing the point that something needs to be done immediately.

Examples of press the point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe Saudi Arabia will use this crisis to further press the point that normalization with Israel is not possible without Israeli concessions to the Palestinians. Kim Ghattas, The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2023 But there could scarcely have been a less opportune moment to press the point. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 The moderator continued to press the point: Was France witnessing the replacement of one population by another population? New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 But Thomson is determined to press the point, if only to focus the reader’s attention on the fantasy world that film so powerfully evokes in us. Paul Baumann, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Whitney continues to press the point that Mary’s behavior is not consistent with her role as a church leader. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Jan. 2022 China will object, but the U.S. should press the point. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 The pandemic provided a unique opportunity to press the point that Alabama should join them. al, 9 Mar. 2021 My husband respects his father's autonomy and didn't press the point. Judith Graham, CNN, 19 Aug. 2020

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“Press the point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press%20the%20point. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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