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point outTo identify with a bodily gesture, notably by pointing a finger or implement.
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boiling pointThe temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure.
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boiling pointThe state of being heated, with high aggression.
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Brownie pointCredit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.
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make a pointTo argue or promote an idea.
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make a pointTo take care in doing something of something; to pay attention or ensure that something is done.
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on the point ofVery nearly; imminent; close.
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point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.
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point manIn combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.
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point manA most trusted assistant or associate; the person to upon whom one would most rely.
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point outTo tell, remind, indicate to someone.
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power pointelectrical socket
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selling pointThe property or characteristic of a good that most attracts purchasers.
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sore pointA state of affairs, action, or belief which is an enduring basis for disagreement or dissatisfaction.
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sticking pointA disputed issue or state of affairs that causes an interruption or outright impasse in progress towards some goal or resolution, especially in negotiation or argumentation.
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sticking pointThe point at which a process or thing, especially a state of mind or emotion, reaches its greatest strength and remains steadfast; sticking-place.
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beside the pointIrrelevant, moot.
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case in pointAn example that illustrates a point.
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get the pointTo understand; to interpret correctly.
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get to the pointTo state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.
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miss the pointTo fail to grasp the meaning of an utterance.
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on the pointVery nearly; imminent; close.
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point the fingerTo accuse; to direct or imply blame.
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see someone's pointTo comprehend the meaning that someone is trying to convey.
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see the pointTo understand someone's argument.
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take someone's pointTo agree with what a person says; to understand a person's argument and be persuaded by it.
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take someone's pointTo grasp the essential meaning of what a person is saying.
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take the pointTo agree with what a person says, to be persuaded by their arguments.
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take the pointTo grasp the essential meaning of what a person is saying, to understand a person's argument and point of view.
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to the pointRelevant or pertinent; succinct; specific.
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point of no returnThe point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin.
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point of no returnThe point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.
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point the finger atTo accuse or blame.
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at this point in timeRight now.
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there's no point crying over spilt milkYou should not be upset over something that cannot be undone.
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not to put too fine a point on itUsed to apologise for a possibly impolite statement one is making.
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lump in one's throatA feeling of emotional sadness. On the point of crying.
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sooner or laterEventually, at some undetermined point in the not-too-distant future.
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a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepeven the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point
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take a standTo assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend one's point of view or beliefs.
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pick upTo point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions),in a critical manner.
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a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.
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achilles' heela weak point or fault in someone or something otherwise perfect or excellent
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all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.
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around the HornFollowing the extremely hazardous naval route around Cape Horn, the southernmost point in South America.
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at a loss for wordsHaving nothing to say; stunned to the point of speechlessness.
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blank canvasSomething with no content, upon which one can easily impose one's point of view
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boil overTo reach the point where aggressive action is taken.
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box seatA favorable vantage point.
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break the deadlockTo score the first goal or point in a competition
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