Credit for a good deed, as in John earned a lot of brownie points for doing his boss's report for him. The term originated with the points earned for various achievements by the youngest group of the Girl Scouts, called Brownies. In the mid-1900s it was transferred to general use.
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Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 1992, Republican George H.W. Bush won the Asian-American vote by 24 points.
By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.
There were also the fleshy remains of the seniors who migrated to Florida from all points north.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Carla points out how meaningful it can be to have people in your life who simply understand what you're going through.
Let us look over these points again, and make the matter still clearer and more simple.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
After a long talk during which we fixed up a good many moot points, went on to see General d'Amade.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
They vary greatly in size, being sometimes so small as to seem mere points of light with medium-power objectives.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The word now merely indicates or points out the mountains so called.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
From some points, hundreds of acres of the Swedish and French may be seen, and they are rarely or never out of view.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley