Come to the Point
Speak out plainly what you want, do not beat about the bush,
but state at once what you wish to say. The point is the gist or grit
of a thing. Circumlocution is wandering round the point with words; to
come to the point is to omit all needless speech, and bring all the
straggling rays to a focus or point.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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