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English definition of “miss the point”

miss the point

to not understand something correctly or what is important about it: What you say is true, but you've missed the point of my argument.Misunderstanding Grammar:MissWe use miss as a verb to mean ‘not hit or reach something’:See more
(Definition of miss the point from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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