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.
Recent Examples on the Web Many reporters have likewise adopted this talking point, asserting the president merely inherited a raw deal from his predecessor. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner, "Media's Jekyll-and-Hyde act on immigration," 1 Apr. 2021 Is Isaiah merely a talking point more than a character? Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Secret War," 26 Mar. 2021 Acknowledging reality shouldn't be a political football or talking point. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Looking Better For an Early Spring This Year," 24 Mar. 2021 So, this popular progressive talking point about Denmark’s miracle middle-class fast-food worker doesn’t make much sense to begin with. David Harsanyi, National Review, "AOC’s Terrible Minimum-Wage Argument," 3 Mar. 2021 How women’s college basketball – the players, coaches and the game itself – is treated continues to be a major tournament talking point as the men and women resume play with the Sweet 16 on Saturday. USA Today, "'I assumed they were treating us fairly:' Why can't NCAA get women's basketball right?," 27 Mar. 2021 Ducey, who made border security a major talking point of his 2018 re-election bid, met privately with immigration and emergency management officials Wednesday. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, "As number of migrants at the border surges, Arizona Gov. Ducey plans trip to investigate," 19 Mar. 2021 The uncontrolled surge of migrants at the southern border is being used as a major talking point against President Biden’s preferred immigration legislation and his approach to the issue generally. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Southern border crisis might sink Biden immigration plan," 15 Mar. 2021 The popular progressive talking point about the Scandinavian dream glosses over a few things. David Harsanyi, National Review, "AOC’s Terrible Minimum-Wage Argument," 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of talking point

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of talking point was circa 1914

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12 Apr 2021

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“Talking point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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