1. to take unfair advantage of.
|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].|
|AND].Miscarriage of Justice 14: There is the glaring swindling of the tan-dealer and the frequent ‘pointing’ of the cashier [|
|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].|
|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 .‘Doreen’ in|
|Dict. of Aus. Words And Terms [Internet] POINT, TO—Take advantage; to contrive unfairly.|
|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.
|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.|