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.