crux\ of\ the\ matter

n. phr.
the basic issue at hand; the core essence that one must face.

The crux of the matter is that he is incompetent and we will have to fire him.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • crux of the matter — {n. phr.} The basic issue at hand; the core essence that one must face. * /The crux of the matter is that he is incompetent and we will have to fire him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crux of the matter — {n. phr.} The basic issue at hand; the core essence that one must face. * /The crux of the matter is that he is incompetent and we will have to fire him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crux of the matter —    The main point or the most vital element of a discussion or argument is called the crux of the matter.     The crux of the matter is that he s too old to live alone in that big house …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • crux of the matter — See the crux of the matter …   English idioms

  • crux of the matter — n. main point, heart of the matter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crux of the matter — noun the most important point (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑crux • Hypernyms: ↑point • Hyponyms: ↑alpha and omega …   Useful english dictionary

  • the crux of the matter — the main point, the real issue    Uncle Bert is too old to drive the car. That s the crux of the matter …   English idioms

  • (the) crux of the matter — the heart/crux/nub/of the matter phrase the most important aspect of a situation As usual, money was at the heart of the matter. Thesaurus: important thing or detailsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the crux of the matter — the central point, the main point, the bottom line …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (the) heart of the matter — the heart/crux/nub/of the matter phrase the most important aspect of a situation As usual, money was at the heart of the matter. Thesaurus: important thing or detailsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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