come to the point

come to the point
come to the point & get to the point
to get to the important part (of something). •

He has been talking a long time. I wish he would come to the point.

We are talking about money, Bob! Come on, get to the point.

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or[get to the point] {v. phr.} To talk about the important thing; reach the important facts of the matter; reach the central question or fact. * /Henry was giving a lot of history and explanation, but his father asked him to come to the point./ * /A good newspaper story must come right to the point and save the details for later./ Contrast: BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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