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Carry One’s Point (To)


To succeed in one’s aim. Candidates in Rome were balloted for, and the votes were marked on a tablet by points. Hence, omne punctum ferre meant “to be carried nem. con.,” or to gain every vote; and “to carry one’s point” is to carry off the points at which one aimed.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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