hot button


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hot button

n. Slang
Something that elicits a strong emotional response or reaction: an issue that became a hot button among younger voters.

hot-but·ton adj.

hot button

n
informal
a. a controversial subject or issue that is likely to arouse strong emotions
b. (as modifier): the hot-button issue of abortion.
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Her "hot button" of equating someone's dominance (including her own) as representing lack of interest is what set in motion this correspondent process in which perceived coldness leads to actual coldness.
She whip-smartly used the simile of hot button Brexit issue and wrote, 'Tories who formerly trashed May's deal now say 'Context and circumstances have changed' and are backing it, but refuse to accept that context and circumstances of Brexit have changed and it could also be reconsidered.' Jemima further shunned all potential queries with her caption reading, 'This is always going to be the first reply to every tweet for the rest of my life until I'm dead.' Jemima and the cricketer-turned-politician married in 1995 and divorced nine years later.
One hot button issue was football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has infuriated President Trump by refusing to stand for the national anthem before football games.
Other hot button issues are gaming, tribal government, tribal courts, BIA policy and ever-ongoing hot button issues of who is defined as a Native American.
Ever since partition, not just issues like water and resource distribution but religion too has remained hot button issues deciding the course of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
It's their hot button. It's something that makes your prospects stand up and say "Help me solve this problem -and I'll pay you for it."
Healthcare remains a political hot button, but "Heartbeat" seems about as necessary as an appendix--more of a faint murmur, dramatically speaking, than anything you can dance to.
The day will begin with an opening keynote, "Know Your Vulnerabilities: Credit Unions Are Only as Secure as Their Weakest Links," and will then move on to three Hot Button panels: "Understanding Government's Role in Thwarting Cyber Attacks," "Lessons Learned: How One Credit Union Now Combats Cyber Threats" and "Identifying the Threats From Within."
Around the country, kids are settling into their classrooms for a new school year, unaware of the wars over curriculum, teacher evaluations, school funding, and other hot button topics taking place around them.
Summary: Executive compensation is a hot button topic for the legal and financial worlds these days as companies report their CEO salaries for 2013, with most ...
Additionally, AVerMedia encloses an USB-interfaced Hot Button for precise and easy capturing of specific in-game scenes, which can be triggered at just one press of the button.
While Kenney is well spoken and can defend hot button issues with the best of them, he is also a tremendous legislator.