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What is a unique way to say "jump straight to the point"?

Asked by caly420 (546points) January 9th, 2010

I was talking with a friend and anyway she was asking me for a favor and started with “I hate to jump straight for the balls, but…”

After the conversation I was trying to think of other phrases that would work here other than the cliche “jump to the point”

Ha, I know this is random, but something that just popped into my head.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I usually grab his face and say ‘FOCUS!’ but then again he’s 3 and a half and a child of mine.

Chikipi's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir that’s a good one. I needed a laugh :)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Chikipi yeah he’s a weirdo

LeopardGecko's avatar

Chop, chop, I ain’t got all day ye know.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I usually say “cut to the chase”

LeopardGecko's avatar

Say it! Say it or I will kill you.

Chikipi's avatar

So in conclusion…

octopussy's avatar

What’s the bottom line? or cut to the chase.

john65pennington's avatar

“Whats the bottomline here”. do people really say what she said to you? some woman would say that to me and whatever she wanted would be history.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@john65pennington a lot of my patients tell me that when I’m introducing myself to them – people in Brooklyn just want to know everything in 10 seconds – I learned to deal with it..they usually swallow their words later.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I have a friend who only calls when he needs help with his computer. He’ll start off the conversation with a greeting and a howareya? but if he calls when I’m busy and he then starts to go off on a tangent (because I know why he’s calling) I’ll cut that short with, ”... but the real reason for today’s call is…” and let him get to his question.

laureth's avatar

My husband rambles. To him, the answer to a yes/no question involves an essay, which usually contains neither a “yes” nor a “no.” So I’ll listen to him start and then ask, “Wait, are you going to answer the question, or are you going to make me ask it again when you’re done?” or something like that.

fancyfeast's avatar

“Cut to the Chase” or “What’s the bottom line” would be a decent way to get to the point. To talk about private parts like that? I don’t think so. Much agreed with SimoneDeB.

jamielynn2328's avatar

Is this all background??

VohuManah's avatar

Skid-addle straight to the situation.

Pandora's avatar

Slap them on the back of the head, and say, your needle is stuck. :D
For those of you not old enough to know. Record (albums) needles use to get stuck and you had to tap the needle to get it going. (records, 8 track tapes, cassette tapes, then cds and now ipods.)

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Try, “Do you have a question” or “Is there a point to all this?”

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