“Get to the point”: idiom meaning.
- Get to the point
- You can say “get to the point” when someone is talking for a long time and you want him/her to just say the most important thing, or say what he/she really wants. You can say this because you just want to know the most important thing and you don’t want to listen to this long speech, because for example you think it’s a waste of time.
Other examples of “Get to the point” idiom in a sentence
- I don’t know why we’re having this conversation. Could you just get to the point, please?
- How long is she going to speak before she gets to the point?
- Why don’t you get to the point and stop wasting my time?
“Get to the point”: use in context explanation
The woman has just seen a shoe shop and she wants her husband to lend her some money so she can buy a new pair of shoes. She knows her husband doesn’t like her to spend money on clothes so she wants to tell him something which will convince him before she gets to the point and asks for the money. Her husband knows her very well, though, so he tells her to just get to the point and tell him how much money she needs for the shoes.