Posted by ESC on July 01, 2003
In Reply to: What does "i get the point" mean? posted by sphinx on July 01, 2003
: I once saw (in a Garfield's treasury book) Garfield cat's master, Jon ask Garfield to see his girl friend who is out there (near them), but even used telescope could not Garfield seem to find her! The angry Jon shouted at Garfield: "I get the point!"
: - that's what puzzled me! what does point mean?
"Point" in that phrase means "the most important essential in a discussion or matter -- 'missed the whole point of the joke." (Merriam-Webster online.) The main idea, central theme.