a matter of debate


: being a matter about which people have different ideas and opinions
Whether or not the tax cuts benefit the poor is still a matter of debate.

Examples of a matter of debate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The notion of scoring manufacturers on reliability — a metric known as quality management maturity, or QMM — is still a matter of debate. Daniel Gilbert, Washington Post, 27 June 2023 In the case of the Zimbabwe termite mounds, the precise mechanism has long been a matter of debate. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 May 2023 Its climate crisis impact is under review The influence of the climate crisis on El Niño is still a matter of debate. Nick Thompson, CNN, 13 Apr. 2023 The level of collusion between government forces and the primarily Protestant unionist paramilitaries, who were waging their own terror campaign in Belfast, is still a matter of debate. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 But their motive remains a matter of debate in the veterinarian community. oregonlive, 31 Mar. 2023 The usefulness of monthly breast self-exams, which doctors had promoted for more than 30 years, has recently been a matter of debate within the medical community. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Jan. 2023 The separatist approach of the Haredi politicians has become a matter of debate within the Haredi community itself. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2023 Whether they should be kept in the fridge or not is a matter of debate. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 9 Nov. 2022

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“A matter of debate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20matter%20of%20debate. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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