to the point of absurdity.
Reductio ad absurdum—A reduction of an adversary’s conclusion to an absurdity.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
And so Gersonides proceeds to demolish Maimonides’s position by reducing it ad absurdum.
A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy Isaac Husik
Housewife in fact she was in excelsis, not to say ad absurdum.
Young Lives Richard Le Gallienne
ad absurdum [(ad uhb-sur-duhm)]
An argument whereby one seeks to prove one’s position by pointing out the absurdity or foolishness of an opponent’s position. Also, an argument carried to such lengths that it becomes silly or ridiculous. From Latin, meaning “to absurdity.”
- Ad arbitrium
at pleasure; at will.
- Ad astra per aspera
to the stars through difficulties: motto of Kansas.
- Ad captandum vulgus
in order to please the mob. Historical Examples I said this was a figure of rhetoric, employed by his Lordship ad captandum vulgus. The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IV (of 12) Various Some have described it as an ad captandum vulgus use of words, and others have called it rash, and unduly […]
- Ad creep
noun the gradual addition of advertising to non-traditional places and objects Examples Ad creep has found its way onto fruit, ATMs, garbage cans, and countless other places. Usage Note advertising