Not to Put Too Fine a Point on It



What is the meaning of this phrase? Not to Put Too Fine a Point on It


By Ram, India - 27 Jan 2008




This is an expression that you normally use when you wish to speak your mind and you are not really worried about how the others around you will react. It is a polite way of saying
Excuse me for being blunting. But this is what I think.

Here are a few examples.

• Your dissertation, not to put too fine a point on it, should be thrown into the dustbin.

• Our college team’s performance, not to put too fine a point on it, was terrible.

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