a matter of urgency/importance

noun phrase

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

Examples of a matter of urgency/importance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration should treat as a matter of urgency the need to get attendees at the democracy summit to make a pledge to eliminate the scourge of domestic disinformation. Nina Jankowicz, Foreign Affairs, 30 Nov. 2021 The brand may now be owned by a French conglomerate, but its success is a matter of importance in its home country. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 Animal welfare advocates say they should be offloaded as a matter of urgency. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 The success or failure of these businesses is a matter of importance not just to their owners and investors, but to the economic health of Baltimore and the state. Tatyana Turner, baltimoresun.com, 7 Aug. 2020 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

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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 22 Jul. 2024.

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