put an exclamation point on

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: to end (something) in an exciting way
His victory in the final game put an exclamation point on a brilliant year.

Examples of put an exclamation point on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But without him, the song that this spring put an exclamation point on Lamar’s long-simmering beef with Drake — a jovial but menacing track primarily produced by Mustard, built around a pulsating set of strings — might very well not exist. Damien Scott, Billboard, 20 June 2024 Megill struck out the side in the seventh to put an exclamation point on one of his best outings in years. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 28 May 2024 Related card Bold predictions for the rest of the NBA Finals Guard Payton Pritchard put an exclamation point on the team’s good play, knocking down a buzzer-beater three to finish with an 84-73 lead heading into the final quarter. Jacob Lev, CNN, 10 June 2024 The 6-foot-4 Russian then took part in an event after all, the evening-ending Breakaway Relay, scoring a goal to put an exclamation point on the Western Conference’s 18-13 victory over the Eastern Conference. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 On Saturday night, Swift, 33, put an exclamation point on the concert by running offstage to Travis, where the two embraced and kissed. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 One of the biggest cheers of the day came in the $1-million Dirt Mile when Cody’s Wish survived a stewards’ inquiry to put an exclamation point on the fairytale story of a boy and horse. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 While the Wings started to threaten late in overtime, Smith put an exclamation point on the Fever's win with an and-1 layup with 30 seconds left to give her a career-high 30 points. Chloe Peterson, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Sep. 2023 Long, who now has 53 career world championship medals, put an exclamation point on a four-medal night for Team USA, which was supplemented by bronze medal performances from Olivia Chambers (Little Rock, Arkansas), Elizabeth Marks (Colorado Springs, Colorado) and Noah Jaffe (Carlsbad, California). Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 3 Aug. 2023

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“Put an exclamation point on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20an%20exclamation%20point%20on. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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