the crux of the matter

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.


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  • (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) 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

  • (the) nub 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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