You're leading a meeting at work to discuss an important change in your department. You want to immediately start talking about the main topic, without much introduction or small talk. You start the meeting by saying:
Let me get straight to the point.
Use this phrase to tell what you're going to do.
When you see or hear the words "let me", you may think that the speaker is asking for permission, but that's not true. This phrase is used in both casual and formal situations to announce what you're going to do.
"The point" of a conversation is the main idea that a person wants to talk about. In many kinds of conversations, including requests, stories, and discussions, people expect a "point", which is the main idea.
To "get to" the point is to start talking about the main topic that you want to discuss.
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