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talking point

a fact or feature that aids or supports one side, as in an argument or competition.
Origin of talking point
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for talking point
  • Too bad this talking point fails in the face of reality.
  • His main talking point as a candidate is obviously his background in finance and economics.
  • Treating this as purely a political talking point seems a big mistake.
  • Chris has been unresponsive and dismissive to arguments that directly address perhaps the signature talking point of his career.
  • Neither of these talking point examples represents the detainees they are used to represent.
  • The rhetoric about its being broken is a talking point being used by people who want to do away with the present system.
  • It's vague, open-ended, and exactly the sort of empty talking point that coarsens and dumbs down national discourse.
  • Perry messed up because didn't spend enough time memorizing that talking point.
  • Saying one non-talking point during a primary is not the mark of courage.
  • And he simply refused to entertain a serious guest to tell him he and those spouting the silly talking point were full of beans.

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