IDIOMS

not to put too fine a point on it

(idiomatic) used to apologise for a possibly impolite statement one is making.

Example: 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House:
  My little woman is at present in — not to put too fine a point on it — in a pious state, or in what she considers such, and attends the Evening Exertions (which is the name they go by) of a reverend party of the name of Chadband
1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 16
  En route to his taciturn and, not to put too fine a point on it, not yet perfectly sober companion Mr Bloom...
2001, Amy Jenkins, Honeymoon, page 39:
  Well, you will end up — not to put too fine a point on it (you lower your voice) — having sex.