score points
phrasal to gain favor, status, or advantage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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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