a matter of urgency/importance

noun phrase

: something important
Resolving this problem quickly is a matter of (some) urgency/importance.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The charity is calling for the Department of Education to address these national funding disparities as a matter of urgency. Gus Alexiou, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 As the sun began to set, Talati called a friend—Max Rocha, founder of the cult Broadway Market hotspot, Café Cecilia—to bring his niece around as a matter of urgency. Lara Johnson-wheeler, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2023 The first, which falls primarily to Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, is to systematize the mass of data that might speed the search for the missing, which is now a matter of urgency as surviving witnesses die and human remains degrade. George Black, The New Republic, 19 Dec. 2022 For the Biden administration, appearing serious about the thousands of undocumented migrants pouring into the U.S. every week is a matter of urgency. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2022 Regardless of your Android device age, please apply the update as a matter of urgency. Davey Winder, Forbes, 7 May 2022 General Ormonde Winter, head of British intelligence at Dublin Castle, had couriered the letter to Westminster as a matter of urgency. Claas Kirchhelle, Wired, 11 Mar. 2022 Accountability is a matter of urgency and should precede any new détente with Cuba. Néstor T. Carbonell, National Review, 12 Apr. 2021 Democrats said the bill was a matter of urgency, a necessary step to end what state figures show is a disparate treatment of people of color under current marijuana laws. Sarah Rankin, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021 See More

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“A matter of urgency/importance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20matter%20of%20urgency%2Fimportance. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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