Not To Put Too Fine A Point On It Meaning
(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 â€” not to put too fine a point on it â€” 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 â€” not to put too fine a point on it (you lower your voice) â€” having sex.