issue Idioms & Phrases


At issue

  • in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent.
    As much at issue with the summer day As if you brought a candle out of doors. Mrs. Browning.
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Bank of issue

  • a bank which issues its own notes payable to bearer.
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Bank of issue, Collateral issue

  • etc. See under Bank, Collateral, etc.
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bond issue

  • noun bonds sold by a corporation or government agency at a particular time and identifiable by date of maturity
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bread-and-butter issue

  • noun an issue whose settlement will affect financial resources
    bread-and-butter issue.
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Collateral issue

  • . (Law) (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question.
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Feigned issue

  • (Law), an issue produced in a pretended action between two parties for the purpose of trying before a jury a question of fact which it becomes necessary to settle in the progress of a cause. Burill. Bouvier.
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General issue

  • (Law), an issue made by a general plea, which traverses the whole declaration or indictment at once, without offering any special matter to evade it. Bouvier. Burrill.
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government issue

  • noun supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
    government issue; issue.
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gut issue

  • noun an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
    gut issue.
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hot issue

  • noun newly issued stock that is in great public demand
    hot stock.
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hot-button issue

  • noun an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
    gut issue.
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issue forth

  • verb come forth
    come.
    • A scream came from the woman's mouth
    • His breath came hard
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Issue pea

  • a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and discharge of pus.
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military issue

  • noun supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
    government issue; issue.
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non-issue

  • noun the state of something that has outlived its relevance
    dead letter.
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paramount issue

  • noun an issue whose settlement is more important than anything else; and issue that must be settled before anything else can be settled
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pocketbook issue

  • noun an issue whose settlement will affect financial resources
    bread-and-butter issue.
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rights issue

  • noun an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later
    rights offering.
    • the investment banker who handles a rights offering usually agrees to buy any shares not bought by shareholders
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Special issue

  • (Law), an issue produced upon a special plea. Stephen.
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stock issue

  • noun (corporation law) the authorization and delivery of shares of stock for sale to the public or the shares thus offered at a particular time
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take issue

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; disagree.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions
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Tender of issue

  • (Law), a form of words in a pleading, by which a party offers to refer the question raised upon it to the appropriate mode of decision. Burrill.
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To join, ∨ take, issue

  • to take opposing sides in a matter in controversy.
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To join battle, To join issue

  • . See under Battle, Issue.
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To take issue

  • . See under Issue.
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