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key issue

This page is about the collocation key issue

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the most, or one of the most, important issues

For example

  • The key issues facing the new government are high unemployment and slowing economic growth.

  • For one party, the key issue is social justice, and for the other party it's reducing government spending.

Note:
Related collocations include "key factor", "key feature" and "key point"

Quick Quiz

A "key issue" is an issue that is

a. one of the least important

b. one of the most important

c. still open for discussion

Contributor: Matt Errey