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Idiom: come to the point #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 08, 2006 15:53 pm   Idiom: come to the point
 

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ESL/EFL Test #71 "Chit Chat: At the garage", question 10

Mechanic: Okay I'll come straight to the ......... buy a new car!

(a) angle
(b) conclusion
(c) end
(d) point

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ESL/EFL Test #71 "Chit Chat: At the garage", answer 10

Mechanic: Okay I'll come straight to the point buy a new car!

Correct answer: (d) point

Your answer was: incorrect
Mechanic: Okay I'll come straight to the conclusion buy a new car!
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Why do we have to use POINT instead of CONCLUTION?

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Idiom: come to the point #2 (permalink) Sat Nov 11, 2006 14:26 pm   Idiom: come to the point
 

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It is an idiom: come to the point = state directly.
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Idiom: come to the point #3 (permalink) Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:07 am   Idiom: come to the point
 

what does state directly mean?
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Idiom: come to the point #4 (permalink) Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:10 am   Idiom: come to the point
 

Hi,

'Directly' means 'in a straight line'. In other words tell me now without hesitation.

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