get to the point

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get to the point (third-person singular simple present gets to the point, present participle getting to the point, simple past got to the point, past participle (UK) got to the point or (US) gotten to the point)

  1. (idiomatic) To state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.
    • 2014 July 1, Steve Rose, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: a primate scream - first look review”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Unlike Shakespeare, though, the dialogue is stripped to the bare minimum by the apes' rudimentary language, which is rather refreshing since everyone gets to the point.
    Synonyms: cut to the chase, get on with it, come to the point
    Antonym: beat around the bush

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