Definition of up to a point in US English:

up to a point

phrase

  • To some extent but not completely.

    • ‘There is no doubt that virtual reality is a valuable tool that can save time and money, but designers and industry chiefs trust virtual cars only up to a point.’
    • ‘Well, my fears seem to have been realised up to a point.’
    • ‘He said the council would cover a shortfall - up to a point.’
    • ‘It makes a certain amount of sense, up to a point, in a ‘look on the bright side’ sort of way.’
    • ‘England will be prepared to gamble on him, up to a point.’
    • ‘I think it is important that they have a different vision of how America advances its goals in the world, up to a point.’
    • ‘The cars are more experienced at aiming to miss cyclists than you are at aiming to miss cars, trust the local drivers - up to a point.’
    • ‘To be fair they were quite entertaining, up to a point.’
    • ‘You can even choose your ethnic identity up to a point.’
    • ‘Well, I like funny-shaped buildings up to a point, and this one would make, I reckon, an excellent motor museum.’
    partly, to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree, to a certain degree, in part, somewhat, partially, not totally, not entirely, not wholly
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