miss the point
Overlook or fail to understand the essential or important part of something, as in Chris missed the point of Gwen's complaint, thinking she was opposed to the date of the next meeting. This expression employs point in the sense of “the salient portion,” a usage dating from the late 1300s.
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The citizens of Stevens Point defeated fluoridation by a healthy margin.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Deep, situational, and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a POINT!
To borrow an old right-wing talking point, these people are angry no matter what we do.
Therefore, it is not possible for any F-35 schedule to include a video data link or infrared pointer at this point.
This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.