not to the point

See: irrelevant
References in classic literature ?
They interrupted him, for this was not to the point.
Brownfield sites are those considered abandoned or under-used and often contaminated though not to the point that they qualify for Superfund cleanup efforts.
Theory here, in the Continental tradition, is explicitly philosophical, and to my American eyes fresh but somehow often not to the point, and certainly not highly relevant to social science's peculiar role in the "Science Wars" argument.
Plaintiffs' failure to show a motive for the firm's conduct could weaken its case but not to the point of dismissal.