Posted By RichC on February 18, 2018
Case in point (see interesting idiom explanation below) … I brought home an LED fixture that replaced a higher wattage halogen bulb that works well in Encore‘s cabin, but for some reason the pin/plugs must have heated the plastic mount enough to get pushed into the lamp base.
I decided rather than scrap the small specialized bulb that a little epoxy might be just the trick? We’ll see how it holds up after I replace and it heats up again?
So I replace the bulb in the fitting with the one I temporarily hung in the galley and brought the broken one home.
You may be asking, where are the dome lights that belong in the galley (and elsewhere)? Well they are on Brenda’s "to do" list as she has been slowly giving the tarnished brass a verdigris treatment which looks great.
It was once possible to say in point by itself, meaning something appropriate, relevant or pertinent, but it survives only in phrases like this one.
It derives from the French à point, meaning the same as à propos, something relevant or to the point. The first example of the English form seems to be this from 1658: “Some play or other is in point”. It was beginning to look old fashioned by the time this next was published in 1888: “I recall another humble incident somewhat in point”. […]
Here’s an example cited in the Oxford English Dictionary from 1769 that shows how the modern set phrase case in point may have come about: “Some case or cases, strictly in point, must be produced”.