One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Waxman fired the pistol point-blank at Clyde’
at very close range, at point-blank range, close up, close to
2‘she couldn't say so point-blank to Alison’
bluntly, directly, straight, straightforwardly, frankly, candidly, forthrightly, openly, explicitly, unequivocally, unambiguously, unmistakably, plainly, clearly, flatly, positively, certainly, decisively, categorically, outright
1‘a point-blank refusal’
blunt, direct, straight, straightforward, straight from the shoulder, frank, candid, forthright, open, explicit, unequivocal, unambiguous, unmistakable, plain, clear, clear-cut, crystal clear, well defined, flat, positive, certain, decisive, unqualified, categorical, outright, downright
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