1. reach the main or most important idea of something
get straight to the point about something
To get straight to the point means to be direct or get to the heart of the issue at hand. Similar in meaning to 'cut to the chase' or 'stop beating around the bush'. If someone is being indirect or wasting time in saying what they need to say you can ask them to 'get straight to the point'. You might also use this phrase when you're tired of being polite. "I'm sorry but if we get straight to the point, your work is just not good enough."