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bullet point

  
     ( bullet points    plural  ) A bullet point is one of a series of important items for discussion or action in a document, usually marked by a square or round symbol.      n-count  
Use bold type for headings and bullet points for noteworthy achievements.     
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bullet     ( bullets    plural  )
1       n-count   A bullet is a small piece of metal with a pointed or rounded end, which is fired out of a gun.  
    plastic bullet  
    rubber bullet  
2    If someone bites the bullet, they accept that they have to do something unpleasant but necessary.     (JOURNALISM)  
bite the bullet      phrase   V inflects  
Tour operators may be forced to bite the bullet and cut prices.     


bullet point        ( bullet points    plural  ) A bullet point is one of a series of important items for discussion or action in a document, usually marked by a square or round symbol.      n-count  
Use bold type for headings and bullet points for noteworthy achievements.     
bullet-proof      , bulletproof  
Something that is bullet-proof is made of a strong material that bullets cannot pass through.      adj  
...bullet-proof glass., ...a bullet-proof vest.     
magic bullet        ( magic bullets    plural  )
1       n-count   In medicine, a magic bullet is a drug or treatment that can cure a disease quickly and completely.  
2       n-count   A magic bullet is an easy solution to a difficult problem.  
INFORMAL   A lot of people are looking for some sort of magic bullet that will solve this problem.     
plastic bullet        ( plastic bullets    plural  ) A plastic bullet is a large bullet made of plastic, which is intended to make people stop rioting, rather than to kill people.      n-count  
rubber bullet        ( rubber bullets    plural  ) A rubber bullet is a bullet made of a metal ball coated with rubber. It is intended to injure people rather than kill them, and is used by police or soldiers to control crowds during a riot.      n-count  
Rubber bullets were used to break up the demonstration.     

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bullet

  
  
ball, missile, pellet, projectile, shot, slug  

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n.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
is a sarcastic phrase, actualy point's out someone's pessimism
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better

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