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    every single point

    What does "every single point" mean? The translation is "full score". Is it correct?

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    ex)Greg felt like a failure if he didn’t receive every single point on every single assignment. A grade of 95 left him ①asking, “How did I fail to achieve 100?” Greg realized that his drive for perfectionism was putting him into a state of constant stress. He decided ②to work on stress management. He came up with the creative idea of ③posting notes everywhere with the simple message, “92 is still an A.”

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    Re: every single point

    Full marks; 100%.

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    Re: every single point

    Can you explain why it means "full marks"? Is it just an idiom?

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    Re: every single point

    I suppose it is an idiom in the sense that it's
    a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon).
    (COED).

    As 5jj said, it means a score, grade or mark of 100% in a test/exam, and is also used metaphorically in other contexts, thus:

    'I have to give you full marks for your charitable work in this neighbourhood' ('I admire your charitable work without reservation').

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    Re: every single point

    I agree that 'full marks' might be considered an idiom (though it had not occurred to me until Rover mentioned it). 'Every single point/mark' however is not an idiom. The words have their normal, natural meanings.

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