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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Yes, that was the crux of the matter. She wanted to retain her good opinion of herself.
The report at the crux of the matter looked into the establishment of the 'rogue unit' which took place during Gordhan's tenure as commissioner at SARS in 2007.
At the moment there's lots of stats and facts and figures going round but the crux of the matter is that we're the drug death capital of Europe and something has to be done to stop it.
The crux of the matter is that valuation of the houses by the Ministry of Housing, which was supposed to set the rent amounts payable to the state, is yet to happen.
'However, the crux of the matter is that we have agreed to allocate a large budget for each [child] detainee and place them in the care of the Women's Ministry as they have experts on childcare,' he said.
However, the crux of the matter is how to get rid of huge recurring financial losses being caused by our loss-making SOEs.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang missed the point because the crux of the matter is the crew of the Chinese vessel left the Filipino fishermen in peril of the sea, Gordon said.
The crux of the matter is you (China) left the fishermen in peril of the sea.'
@montie This is the crux of the matter. We don't yet know which of these things is more compelling: 1.
The crux of the matter is that our country needs to adopt a holistic approach to meeting ends of justice.
'The crux of the matter is that the Prosecutor General Accountability is the Principal Law Officer of the NAB who must have the eligibility to appear before the courts established under National Accountability Ordinance and all other courts, meaning thereby that the Prosecutor General Accountability should have not any type of embargo or restriction on his appearance as an advocate before any court,' added the petitioner.
'This is because in our view the crux of the matter as the things currently stand revolves around whether the petitioner's (Rajput's) resignation letter was fabricated or not which is a factual inquiry, ' he added.