E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Come to the Point.
Speak out plainly what you want; do not beat about the bush, but state at once what you wish to say. The point is the gist or grit of a thing. Circumlocution is wandering round the point with words: to come to the point is to omit all needless speech, and bring all the straggling rays to a focus or point.