crux of the matter

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Noun1.crux of the matter - the most important point
alpha and omega - the basic meaning of something; the crucial part
point - a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"
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But he's not afraid to confront the issues an get to the crux of the matter.
There is no doubt about water scarcity in Sindh but we inquire about the intentions of authorities to pursue the issue at this time, as to whether they seek to appease constituencies or to resolve the crux of the matter.
The crux of the matter is that the Court has failed to protect the Constitution and the fundamental rights of the citizens.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], Dec 27 (ANI): With China saying that it will maintain communication with India to deal with massive lakes formed by landslides on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet following an earthquake, Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday urged the Center to get to the crux of the matter.
Such centralised systems do not address the crux of the matter that has bedevilled our Lands ministry since independence: lack of trust, transparency and accountability.
The crux of the matter, for an individual home owner, is the short guarantee period offered by suppliers and installers.
Whether they could be that sure is the crux of the matter, and although Irish Rookie was beaten only a neck after being squeezed against the rail 100 yards out, when coming with what looked a strong challenge up the inner, Tate believes he has a strong case.
But the crux of the matter is that there are simply too many vehicles in the city centre.
The crux of the matter, as the early experimenters discovered, was volume of production.
While as there are intermittently talks of peace moves between India and Pakistan, the Kashmiri people feel that not enough is being said or done to address the real crux of the matter i.
They both reinforce each other and herein lies the crux of the matter.
And here lies the crux of the matter, for I do not share the typical English fault of sentimentality towards animals.