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jacdac

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Lebanese
Eventually, Bethie saved enough money to fly to London, and from there she’d gone on to Amsterdam and points east. With Jo’s rucksack on her back she traveled the route that Jo had meant to take, making her way through Tehran to Kandahar to Kabul to Peshawar and Lahore.

What does points east refer to?

Thank you.
 
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    Thank you. So is points east/west/... a set phrase?
    You might think of it like that. It can be used with north and south as well (but not other directions). It is used to indicate a progression to other places more or less in the direction indicated.
     
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