to a point—
1. (also: to a fine point) thoroughly; completely:
- The idea is clear to a point: it is irrational to object to death, since we do not object to pre-natal nonexistence.
2. (also: up to a point) to a certain extent but not absolutely:
- To a point this is the sort of gamesmanship that attorneys, for better or for worse, do.
to the point—relevant; pertinent to the matter or subject in question:
- He made a suggestion that was altogether to the point.