to make a point of

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - make a point of

"to make a point of"

to consider or treat something as important or essential


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - make a point of

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What do you think of our new manager?

Colleague 2:  She is great. She makes a point of personally visiting everyone at their desks every day.

Colleague 1:  Not like the previous manager who just sat in her office all day.

Colleague 2:  I really like the personal touch.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - make a point of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I heard you are planning a vacation to Australia?

Friend 2:  It is going to be great.

Friend 1Make a point of visiting Kakadu National Park. It is a nature lover’s dream. You won't be disappointed.

Friend 2:  I'll talk to my wife and make sure it is on our itinerary, thanks.

to make a point of - Usage:


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to make a point of - Gerund Form:

Making a point of checking all his mirrors she proceeded to pull into traffic.

to make a point of - Examples:

1)  In the next little while, make a point of having coffee with some people who have considerably more than you.

2)  Next time you have a free week, make a point of going to bed and getting up at whatever time you want.

3)  ... is a performer I have not seen before -- and I will make a point of seeing her again. What a voice. 

4)  I hate seeing the same stuff every day so I make a point of always exploring new routes.

5)  Successful people play by their own rules. They make a point of working harder than everyone else and learning every single detail from scratch. 

6)  ... I spoke to made a point of saying the girls' school receives more government funding per head than the boys ...

7)  The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a point of evolving with the times.

8)  Without ignoring official Catholic teachings, Francis has made a point of emphasizing what people have in common over what separates them.

9)  After the match he made a point of offering a public apology and later said his outburst was not premeditated but a ...

10)  Trudeau, who has made a point of welcoming refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, told parliament ...

11)  When writing a paper, one of the authors (DS) makes a point of writing down all the ideas and facts to include in the paper.

12)  Before breakfast he makes a point of greeting the kitchen staff and the rest of the employees. 

13)  He makes a point of shaking the hand and learning the name of everyone at the club.

14)  This sweet set-up is only possible because his employer makes a point of being family-friendly. Aaron works three or four days a week and can tweak ...

15)  But Hessel also makes a point of getting off the well-beaten tourist track to explore factories and cemeteries, markets and ...

16)  ... all agree that football isn't perfect and at least Van Basten is making a point of trying to improve things. 

17)  ... have big money to spend and are seemingly making a point of trying to attract all of Europe's top stars across to them, ...

18)  You can always tell that a cultural form is dying when people start making a point of celebrating it. (See also: typewriters, Polaroid photographs, vinyl records ...

19)  ... but so many times that is an act. How about making a point of helping others feel comfortable? Be a nurturer and you won't have to ...

20)  The campaign has a somewhat sombre tone, often making a point of the horrors of war and the lengths that people will go to in order ...