at the point of something


at the point of something
at the point of (something) just before something is going to happen.

I was so depressed I thought I was at the point of committing suicide.

They were clearly at the point of saying, “Look, enough's enough.”


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • point the way to something — point the way (to (something)) to be among the first to show how something can be done. This research points the way to more effective treatment …   New idioms dictionary

  • point up something — point up (something) to show something or make something clearer. The report points up the need for better public transportation. There are a lot of problems in society, and the trial is going to point that up …   New idioms dictionary

  • point out something — point out (something) to show or talk about something so others will notice it. Angela pointed out some spelling errors in my paper. Researchers point out that fish contain a type of fat that is good for you. We didn t notice the spout of a whale …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) point of no return — the point of no return phrase the moment at which it becomes impossible to change or stop something He warned that global warming would soon reach a point of no return. Thesaurus: turning points and important stagessynonym Main entry: point * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • the point of no return — the moment at which it becomes impossible to change or stop something He warned that global warming would soon reach a point of no return …   English dictionary

  • at the point of — (something) just before something is going to happen. I was so depressed I thought I was at the point of committing suicide. They were clearly at the point of saying, “Look, enough s enough.” …   New idioms dictionary

  • beside the point — If something is beside the point, it s not relevant to the matter being discussed or considered …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • labor the point — ► labor the point elaborate something at excessive length. Main Entry: ↑labor …   English terms dictionary

  • labour the point — ► labour the point elaborate something at excessive length. Main Entry: ↑labour …   English terms dictionary

  • To turn the point of — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English