miss the point

This page is about the idiom miss the point


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

a. tell you a related story

b. say nothing and look confused

c. sum up the story's meaning

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Contributor: Matt Errey