score points


score points
score points phrase
to gain an advantage over other people, especially by saying or doing something that makes a particular person or group of people like you
score points with:

He scored points with teachers by proposing shorter working hours.

score points against/​off/​over:

He clearly scored political points off the Chancellor.

Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym
Main entry: score

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I
deliberately make oneself appear superior to someone else by making clever remarks

she was constantly trying to think of ways to score points off him

II
outdo another person, esp. in an argument

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • score points — ► score points deliberately make oneself appear superior by making clever remarks. Main Entry: ↑point …   English terms dictionary

  • score points — to gain an advantage over other people, especially by saying or doing something that makes a particular person or group of people like you score points with: He scored points with teachers by proposing shorter working hours. score points… …   English dictionary

  • score points — to do something that will make people like you. I don t think you ll score any points with your clients if you don t return their calls. Some reporters are so unpopular that politicians can score points by attacking them …   New idioms dictionary

  • score points — phrasal to gain favor, status, or advantage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • score points — deliberately make oneself appear superior to someone else by making clever remarks. → point …   English new terms dictionary

  • score points off someone — 1. To advance at the expense of another 2. To outwit, get the better of someone in an argument or repartee • • • Main Entry: ↑point …   Useful english dictionary

  • score points off — GET THE BETTER OF, gain the advantage over, outdo, worst, have the edge over; have the last laugh on, make a fool of, humiliate; informal get/be one up on, get one over on, best. → score * * * score off or score points off (informal) To achieve a …   Useful english dictionary

  • score points/big (to) —  Impress.  ► “The ruling coalition is using the banking mess to score points against its opponents.” (Wall Street Journal, June 14, 1995, p. A1) …   American business jargon

  • score off or score points off — Brit. informal outdo or humiliate, especially in an argument. → score …   English new terms dictionary

  • score points off — he s obsessed with scoring points off everyone, even his best friends Syn: get the better of, gain the advantage over, outdo, best, have the edge over; have the last laugh on, make a fool of, humiliate; informal get/be one up on, get one over on …   Thesaurus of popular words


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