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Difference between Get to a point and Get to the point

get to a point—(also: come to a point) reach a certain stage:

  • And you, my dear, are a first-water writer. But I think you’re getting to a point when you have to make some choices.

get to the point—(also: come to the point)

1. give the essential part of what one is trying to say, ignoring what is irrelevant:

  • “Sit down, McFee,” I said, “and get to the point.”

2. = get to a point:

  • Now, I am getting to the point where I just want quiet. I don’t want the noise, the people, the appointments.