Please can someone explain what does it mean: "Pull people up on small mistakes to make a point"? I read it in a personality test, and didn't really understood what does it mean.

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Pull someone up is an expression used in British English (and anyway not in American) to mean, roughly, scold, chastise. To make a point means in order to convey a particular message. Thus, for instance,

Finding his dirty clothes all over the floor, she picked them all up, folded them neatly, and placed them on his pillow to make a point.

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