make a point of doing something


make a point of doing something
make a point of doing something phrase
to be certain that you do something, usually in an obvious way

From then on he made a point of avoiding her.

Thesaurus: to carry out a plansynonym
Main entry: point

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make a ˈpoint of doing sth idiom
to be or make sure you do sth because it is important or necessary

I made a point of closing all the windows before leaving the house.

Main entry:pointidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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