side issue

side issue
'side .issue
n
a subject or problem that is not as important as the main one, and may take people's attention away from the main subject
The tax proposal is really a side issue with us.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • side issue — noun : an issue apart from the main point : something of subordinate or incidental importance * * * ˈside issue [side issue side issues] noun an issue that is less important than the main issue, and may take attention away from it • We don t want …   Useful english dictionary

  • side issue — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms side issue : singular side issue plural side issues a subject that is connected to the main subject of a discussion but is less important …   English dictionary

  • side issue — noun An issue or topic which is not of direct significance to a primary concern …   Wiktionary

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  • side issue — additional problem, second issue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • side issue — noun a subsidiary point or topic connected to or raised by some other issue …   English new terms dictionary

  • side issue — noun (C) especially BrE a subject or problem that is not as important as the main one, and may take people s attention away from the main subject: We mustn t let the meeting get bogged down in side issues …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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