come\ to\ the\ point
- • come to the point• get to the pointv. 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". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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