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Pencil point

Posted by Parthian on May 19, 2007

In Reply to: Pencil point posted by Monica on May 15, 2007

: I want to know what does the following phrase mean. What does pencil point refers to?

: "I had lived my life down to a pencil point."

:Have never heard the phrase,but seems quite witty.A pencil point is very 'pointed'[a blunt pencil is sloppy and useless]and,depending upon the context,my guess would be it means to live your life to a finite degree of perfection-at least to the utterer's mind.