come to the point

come to the point
1) дойти до сути дела, до главного

‘Come to the point,’ said Miss Sally, ‘And don't talk so much.’ (Ch. Dickens, ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’, ch. LI) — - Ближе к делу, - сказала мисс Салли. - Не тратьте лишних слов.

‘Almighty God,’ Curtis O'Keefe intoned... ‘We ask thy blessing and thine active help in acquiring this hotel...’ Even when dealing with God, Curtis O'Keefe believed in coming directly to the point. (A. Hailey, ‘Hotel’, ch. 10) — - Всемогущий Боже, - начал Кертис О'Киф... - Мы просим твоего благословения и действенной помощи в приобретении этой гостиницы... Даже обращаясь к Богу, О'Киф переходил к делу без всяких околичностей.

2) назреть, накалиться; приблизиться к решающему моменту, клониться к развязке

I'm not quickly moved. I suppose that's why I've never married. I've liked several men, but when it came to the point they didn't move me. (J. Lindsay, ‘A Local Habitation’, ch. 24) — Мое сердце не так-то легко затронуть, поэтому я не вышла до сих пор замуж. Мне нравилось несколько мужчин, но, когда доходило до решающего объяснения, сердце мое становилось спокойным.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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