American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Point Of (doing/saying Something) Idiom

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make a point of (doing/saying something)
What does make a point of (doing/saying something) mean?
do or say something with a definite intentHe always makes a point of visiting his aunt when he is in town.

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What does "by a long shot" mean?
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What does "to be/go out on a limb" mean?
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What does "decked out" mean?
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What does "begin to see the light" mean?
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What does "come up in the world" mean?
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What does "come back with an offer" mean?
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What does "keep up" mean?
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What does "dead tired" mean?
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What does "not see past/farther than the end of one's nose" mean?
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