hot-button issue

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: issue - an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
References in periodicals archive ?
Health care benefits are also a hot-button issue on both sides of the coin.
It makes sense that the media hones in on Hillel when it comes to such a hot-button issue.
Sexual assault on females is a hot-button issue in India.
Securing the Future: US Immigrant Integration Policy is a reader filled cover to cover with critical essays by learned authors discussing the hot-button issue of immigration in modern American society.
Bellomo has interviewed the scientists whose work is at the very heart of this hot-button issue.
School Superintendent Jo Ann Magistro discovered last fall that a longtime high school football coach had been actively involved in praying with his players, she realized the school district was confronted with a hot-button issue she had to tackle.
Months before the July 8 vote, the EEOC's restructuring was a hot-button issue.
However, it is increasingly clear that affordability is and will likely remain a hot-button issue in reauthorization.
Healthcare remains a hot-button issue, and will almost certainly consume Congress' time.
Before a new class starts its first discussion on a hot-button issue, Shager sets ground rules.
By now, you've heard: The newest hot-button issue in the world of real estate is something older than mankind itself.
Chief among these was the hot-button issue of dance teacher certification.