to have a point

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have a point

"to have a point"

to acknowledge that an idea or statement that someone has is correct, valid or worth further consideration


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have a point

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I think we should invest the majority of the advertising campaign dollars in the first big offering. We can really get sales boosted quickly.

Colleague 2:  But what if the first ad campaign doesn't work?  We won't have much money left to make any real adjustments.

Colleague 1:  You have a point there.  Let's talk about the plan some more.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have a point

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I think we should go camping this weekend. It's fun and we haven't been all summer.

Friend 2:  The weather forecast is calling for rain. That wouldn't make for much fun.

Friend 1:  True. You have got a point. That is if it rains.

to have a point - Usage:


to have a point - Gerund Form:

Having a point, the speaker was allowed to continue.

to have a point - Examples:

1)  I enjoyed this book immensely. This book does have a point although it takes close attention to find.

2)  While you have a point, this guy wasn't completely wrong.

3)  Smooth legs will make massages better. He does have a point there. It's much easier for me to get deep into the muscles ...

4)  Actually, in a way Ryan does have a point: there are ethnic and racial groups that consistently favor one party over the other ...

5)  I'm really glad to have someone finally acknowledge that I have a point here. I was even starting to doubt myself, and thinking I was imagining ...

6)  ... not buying Mr. Kristol's demographics, or his geography, but he has a point. The Republican Party's intransigence seems ill-conceived and tone deaf.

7)  Hacker has a point: algebra is not that useful in a variety of professions and occupations.

8)  I think Grumpy has a point about it being possible to interpret is as saying that no skill is required, ...

9)  ... and perhaps Papoutsis has a point when he says that preconceptions linked to specific genres should never sway one's opinion ...

10)  I guess it's a safe bet to believe him. Still he has a point, new creativity could come out of Nintendo if he steps down, besides he ...

11)  I'm sure you had a point behind this, but I'll be darned if I can figure it out.

12)  I think Markus had a point regarding the potential management and the cost implications of making this data accessible and the ...

13)  ... you wouldn't even have bothered to address them unless you had a point to make besides just opinion, which you obviously didn't.

14)  Sometimes I've just had a point made clear to me over and over again that I think it's necessary to ...

15)  ... and her word choice was provocative, but she had a point and that's why they removed the language from the bill.

16)  The idea of telling it like it is without necessarily having a point to convey but letting the consumer draw their own conclusions from the work, underpinned ...

17)  Many things in this world exist without having a point.

18)  ... ignorant uninformed opinion down someone else's throat as " entertainment" or having a point in any way.

19)  Its product is rather that you will shut up people, them having a point in regards to keeping Scientology working or not.

20)  ... and if you know what your critical approach is, having a point shouldn't be hard.