talking point


Definition of talking point

: something that lends support to an argument also : a subject of discussion

Examples of talking point in a Sentence

We have several talking points we need to cover. I have a list of talking points here that support my case.

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Major is launching at a time when body positivity and diversity are among fashion’s biggest talking points. Emily Farra, Vogue, "This Demi-Couture Line Is Bringing Inclusive Sizing to the World of Eveningwear," 25 July 2018 However, that wasn’t the only talking point on the table. Los Angeles Times Staff,, "Hayley Atwell, Brian Tyree Henry and more reveal dream TV gigs and binge watches," 11 June 2018 Hardware Products Mac hardware upgrades have been a key talking point at past WWDCs. Time, "Apple's New Software Will Help You Use Your Phone Less Often," 1 June 2018 That figure became an instant talking point on cable news. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, "Trump vs. the “Deep State”," 14 May 2018 Property development and real estate values are big talking points in Singapore, an island where space is at a premium., "How a House Provoked a Feud in Singapore's Lee Family," 2 Apr. 2018 But the only thing these fraudulent hucksters have the courage to die for are Wayne LaPierre’s talking points. Alex Siquig, GQ, "Republicans Are Now Suggesting That We Give Teachers Stun Grenades, So Why Stop There?," 1 Mar. 2018 The above video is a supercut of the past seven days across multiple programs on Fox News, a place where the percentage of Christians in the U.S. and the collapse of the nuclear family are essential talking points in the wake of a mass shooting. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "All the Ways Fox News Spun the Gun Debate After the Parkland School Shooting," 21 Feb. 2018 According to Silver, there have been a few talking points in the league office over the last few years. Chris Fedor,, "LeBron James opposed to idea of NBA playoff reseeding," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of talking point

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of talking point

: a particular subject, idea, etc., that is part of a discussion

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