a question of

idiom

used to say that one thing results from or requires another
"I can't go!" "If it's just a question of money, I can let you borrow some."
It's only a question of time before/until we catch him.
Is success all just a question of being in the right place at the right time?

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Recent Examples on the Web Register in advance and ask a question of our reporting team. Idaho Statesman, 24 Jan. 2024 In these circumstances, victory is not a question of possibility. Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Foreign Affairs, 17 Jan. 2024 This isn’t just a question of practicality but of spiritual energy. Leslie Jamison, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Many in Israel see this not only as a security challenge, but also as a question of sovereignty and Zionism. Neri Zilber, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023 Business For manufacturers, automating work can be a question of surviving long-term labor shortages. Lauren Weber, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2024 Crucially, proportionality is defined as a question of judgment in the moment, not in hindsight. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, 13 Dec. 2023 For Rob, this was a question of Sophie’s ability to stay faithful. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 11 Dec. 2023 That is a question of intense debate, and China’s ability to recover and the future of U.S. policy largely depend on how it is answered. Foreign Affairs, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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“A question of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20question%20of. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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