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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Biden has scheduled a sit-down interview with MSNBC, his campaign has been sending out talking points to surrogates, and some black supporters are eager to hear the former vice president offer a fuller explanation. Author: Matt Viser, Annie Linskey, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden’s ties to segregationist senator spark campaign tension," 21 June 2019 Chemistry between quarterbacks and receivers is a big August talking point around college football. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Sometimes it gets heated but Tua Tagovailoa explained how on-field mishaps are resolved," 13 Aug. 2019 This will require all sides of the debate to check their ideological presumptions and talking points at the door and to proceed honestly and in the best interest of the public rather than the party. California Newspapers Partnership Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, "Editorial: We must put public safety before politics to save American lives," 11 Aug. 2019 However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United always at the centre of attention, the match will surely produce plenty of talking points., "Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 6 Aug. 2019 Asked whether American consumers would see higher prices when repairing their homes or shopping for children’s toys, Navarro pivoted to talking points about Chinese fentanyl exports and cybersecurity threats. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Trump accuses China of currency manipulation and investors are very unhappy," 5 Aug. 2019 The biggest talking point surrounding the film, however, has been the technology used to de-age its stars. Samantha Highfill,, "Netflix releases first trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Irishman starring Robert De Niro," 31 July 2019 Needing a break-out debate performance, the Texan largely stuck to his talking points and mostly avoided the biting exchanges that often broke out between the party's progressive leaders and its more moderate voices. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Here are Beto O'Rourke's biggest moments from the second Democratic presidential debates," 30 July 2019 For those who haven’t carefully watched Fox News, Caroline Engelmayer provided this helpful guide to the GOP talking points. Los Angeles Times, "Impeachment, always a longshot, fades in wake of Mueller hearing," 26 July 2019

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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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