a bone of contention Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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a bone of contention

something that two or more ​peopleargue about ​strongly over a ​longperiod of ​time
(Definition of a bone of contention from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a bone of contention”
in Chinese (Simplified) 争辩的起因,争议点…
in Turkish insanların üzerinde tartıştığı şey, tartışma konusu…
in Russian яблоко раздора…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爭辯的起因,爭議點…
in Polish kość niezgody…
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