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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An emotional and usually controversial issue that triggers immediate intense reaction.

Usage examples (35)
  • The other hot-button issue is the Saudis, sources say.
  • Then there are the hot-button issues of Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • It's not just - like I said, the mosque is a hot-button issue.
  • Sammy's rise pushed buttons when race was the hot-button issue. for more
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