Green’s Dictionary of Slang

point v.

[SE point, to make pointed, thus a pun on sharp, to cheat; or SE score points]

1. to take unfair advantage of.

[UK]H.B. Jones Adventures in Aus. 216: Doubtless, as the colony advances, this spirit of ‘pointing’ will disappear, and a fair legitimate system of trading and commerce will be introduced [AND].
[UK]Sl. Dict.
[Aus]J.F. Steel Miscarriage of Justice 14: There is the glaring swindling of the tan-dealer and the frequent ‘pointing’ of the cashier [AND].
[Aus]Sporting News (Launceston) 14 Mar. 4/3: A great number hooted […] at what they ignorantly termed ‘Taylor’s pointing’ in forcing Morgan into the lead [AND].
[Aus]C.J. Dennis ‘Doreen’ in Songs of a Sentimental Bloke 34: A bloke ’ud be a dawg to kid a skirt / Like her. An’ me well knowin’ she was square. / It ’ud be dirt! / ’E’d be no man to point wiv her, an’ kid .
[Aus]G.H. Lawson Dict. of Aus. Words And Terms [Internet] POINT, TO—Take advantage; to contrive unfairly.
[Aus]Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. 55: point to, to take an unfair advantage of a person, to loaf, to impose on, to malinger. Whence ‘pointer’: one who does these things; ‘pointing’: the practice.

2. to waste time, to malinger.

[Aus]J. Truran Where the Plain Begins 270: I ’aven’t known yer twenty year for nothing, Martha. Y’always were a pointer, me dear, but you’re not goin’ to point on me. If you’re crook, then so is our old ’orse, an’ ’e don’t miss ’is tucker any more’n you do.
[Aus]Baker Drum.