come\ to\ the\ point

• come to the point
• 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

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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