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I'm never going to be comfortable being squished into a box, and that's why it's been weird in Hollywood, they don't know what to do with me, because I can play the game up to a point, but then I can't at all.
Minnie Driver

Meaning of "up to a point" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP TO A POINT

up to a point play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP TO A POINT

up oneself
up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up the spout
up to
up to date
up to high doh
up to one´s ears
up to one´s eyes
up to one´s neck in
up to putty
up to scratch
up to snuff
up to speed
up to the elbows with
up to the minute
up top

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP TO A POINT

access point
appoint
at knife-point
beside the point
checkpoint
cut-off point
disappoint
focal point
joint
midpoint
pick-up point
pinpoint
point
power point
price point
standpoint
starting point
talking point
to the point
try for a point
viewpoint

Synonyms and antonyms of up to a point in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UP TO A POINT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «up to a point» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of up to a point

Translation of «up to a point» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP TO A POINT

Find out the translation of up to a point to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up to a point from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up to a point» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在一定程度上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hasta un punto
570 millions of speakers

English

up to a point
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक बिंदु तक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

إلى حد ما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до точки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

até um ponto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি বিন্দু পর্যন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jusqu´à un certain point
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sehingga satu titik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bis zu einem Punkt,
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ある程度まで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지금까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nganti titik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên đến một điểm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு புள்ளி வரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक बिंदू पर्यंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir noktaya kadar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fino ad un punto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do punktu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до точки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

până la un punct
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέχρι ένα σημείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tot ´n punt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp till en punkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp til et punkt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up to a point

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO A POINT»

The term «up to a point» is very widely used and occupies the 1.369 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up to a point

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2 QUOTES WITH «UP TO A POINT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word up to a point.
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Minnie Driver
I'm never going to be comfortable being squished into a box, and that's why it's been weird in Hollywood, they don't know what to do with me, because I can play the game up to a point, but then I can't at all.
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John P. Kotter
We worry about appearing awkward in a presentation. But up to a point, most people seem to feel more comfortable with less-than-perfect speaking abilities. It makes the speaker more human - and more vulnerable, meaning he is less likely to attack our decisions or beliefs.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP TO A POINT»

Discover the use of up to a point in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up to a point and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Scoop
So begins Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.
Evelyn Waugh, 2012
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To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing
Every WordStar Professional command,feature, andfunction through Release 5 is listed and described in detail. up to a point rather/somewhat. up to that/this juncture/juncture in time/ moment/moment in time/period/period in time/point/ point in ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2014
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Statecraft as Soulcraft
The most important four words in politics are "up to a point." Are we in favor of free speech? Of course— up to a point. Are we for liberty, equality, military strength, industrial vigor, environmental protection, traffic safety? Up to a point. ( Want a ...
George F. Will, 1984
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Table Mountain to Cape Point
To build the Cape Point lighthouse, equipment was transported by sea to the nearest suitable bay, then carried up to a point where ox-drawn sledges could drag it to the top. However, the peak on which the lighthouse was situated was often ...
Carrie Hampton, 2006
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Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
point-blank. poker. grounds. • to the point relevant. Compare beside the point above. • to the point of ... to a degree that could be fairly described as .. a Ronald is brave to the point of recklessness. • up to a point to a limited degree n / agree ...
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Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Polish with CD-ROM: ...
D na temat 12 up to a point Q partly: What he says is true up to a point. D do pewnego stopnia 13 [C] Q a unit used for showing who is winning in a game or competi— tion: With 5 games still to play, Manchester United are 5points ahead.
Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Untitled
to the point expressing something very important or suitable for the subject being discussed: Her comments on my work were very apt and to the point.. up to a point partly, or to alimiteddegree: Of course there is some truth in all this, but only  ...
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Simple Rules for a Complex World
The shape of this curve makes good intuitive sense, for the same reasons that made the Laffer curve on taxation popular in the early Reagan years.20 The argument was, and is, that tax revenues follow a simple pattern: up to a point higher ...
Richard Allen EPSTEIN, Richard Allen Epstein, 2009
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Natural Wellness Strategies for the Menopause Years
Place your hands together at the heart chakra, and bring your hands up to a point above your head as far as you can go. Say (silently or otherwise): “Guardian of the East and the element of Air, I call upon your presence and protection during ...
Laurel Alexander, 2012
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Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age
So it is not that I am denying supervenience. It is not deniable, any more than it is assertable. An analogy may be useful here, up to a point. Consider Wittgenstein's familiar duck-rabbit image. It sets us up for perspectival defections from which ...
Michael Warner, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Craig J. Calhoun, 2010

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Up to a point [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/up-to-a-point>. Sep 2019 ».
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