at the root of

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: the reason for (something) Simple greed was at the root of the robbery.

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“At the root of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20root%20of. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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