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hot button

noun

Simple Definition of hot button

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hot button

  1. :  an emotional and usually controversial issue or concern that triggers immediate intense reaction

hot–button adjective

Examples of hot button in a sentence

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



1975

First Known Use of hot button

1975


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