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miss the point

Meaning: If you miss the point of something you hear or read, you don't understand what it really means.

For example:

  • I think you missed the point, so let me explain what I meant.

  • If she thinks it's losing the money that bothers me then she's missing the point. It's being treated like a fool that bothers me.

Quick Quiz:

If someone has missed the point of a story you've told them, they'll
  1. tell you a related story
  2. say nothing and look confused
  3. sum up the story's meaning

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