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on the point of

The old building seemed to be on the point of collapse.


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  • On the point — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • beside the point — or[beside the question] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Off the subject; about something different. * /What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it./ * /The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beside the point — or[beside the question] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Off the subject; about something different. * /What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it./ * /The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • belabor the point — {v. phr.} To overexplain something to the point of obviousness, resulting in ridicule. * / Lest I belabor the point, the teacher said, I must repeat the importance of teaching good grammar in class. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • belabor the point — {v. phr.} To overexplain something to the point of obviousness, resulting in ridicule. * / Lest I belabor the point, the teacher said, I must repeat the importance of teaching good grammar in class. / …   Dictionary of American idioms


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