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Difference between Get a point and Get the point

get a point—(also: gain a point) score a point in a game or contest:

  • Under the initial rules, the first person who does get a point has already won.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase have a point—be right about a particular matter:

  • Okay, I’ll admit you have a point here. I had recent films in mind, and the films you mentioned are all from the 1970s.

get the pointunderstand what another person is trying to prove or explain:

  • I didn’t even have to speak and she got the point.