Definition of to the point in English:

to the point


  • Relevant and appropriate to what is happening or being discussed.

    ‘his evidence was brief and to the point’
    • ‘If the safety of teenage girls is the objective, then money spent on taxis home is more to the point.’
    • ‘Why is she phoning me and more to the point, why is she phoning me at 9 in the morning?’
    • ‘The chapters are brief and to the point, making the book easy to read, and to put down and pick up.’
    • ‘In fact, more to the point, why stand for election to something you only want to destroy?’
    • ‘More to the point, if I made a copy of a cassette, the copy would be inferior to the original.’
    • ‘That means a long car journey and, more to the point, an argument about what music to play.’
    • ‘More to the point, this marks a subtle shift in the nature of what a computer is.’
    • ‘More to the point still, is this potential to anger particularly strong in the media?’
    • ‘More to the point, would Ansel Adams have used digital cameras if he were alive today?’
    • ‘More to the point, I wonder how much those coffee addicts spend on their habit in a week?’
    relevant, pertinent, apposite, germane, applicable, apropos, appropriate, apt, fitting, suitable, material, connected, related, linked
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