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25th October 2020

Up to a point

We use this expression to say that we agree with something to a limited extent, or that something is partly true.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
Yes
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
They say that new workers work harder. Do you agree?
Up to a point. But people with experience know how to do things quicker, normally.
Example 2
Do you think the internet has changed the way you work?
Up to a point, yes. But I still have to go to face-to-face meetings.

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