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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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.
Allen said that he agree "with the view of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi the Iraqi army will move when it is ready for it, and this is the crux of the matter.
Rapporteur of the Energy Committee Nafti Mahdhi told TAP "the remaining amendments are superficial," saying the crux of the matter rests in Article 32 which stipulates the creation of a technical committee in charge of renewable energy to ensure transparency and avoid cases of corruption.
And this gets to the crux of the matter and the reason why, in the end, I would support the demolition of the cafe.
The crux of the matter is that the writer is revelling in the past.
The crux of the matter is what the Supreme Court meant when it ruled in 1992 that abortion regulations may not impose an "undue burden" on women seeking an abortion.
Whether Adolf Hitler was or was not a vegetarian is of little consequence in the considerably more important, wider debate, of people's lifestyle choices; which is clearly the crux of the matter here.
Some have focused on specific people and things -- a religious figure or a television station -- but the crux of the matter is Qatar's determination to act on a world stage in a manner that is wildly out of line with its demographic clout.
It seems that the crux of the matter involves establishment's stand more than civil government's initiatives for peace.
The crux of the matter is that Lucan is trying to have his wife Veronica (Catherine McCormack) declared insane so he can get custody of their children.