hot button


hot button

noun

: an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other

Full Definition of HOT BUTTON

:  an emotional and usually controversial issue or concern that triggers immediate intense reaction
hot–button adjective

Examples of HOT BUTTON

  1. The film is considered very controversial for all the hot buttons it pushes.

First Known Use of HOT BUTTON

1975

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