deciding factor

noun

Definition of deciding factor 

1 : something that causes someone to make a particular decision The deciding factor was cost. His lack of experience was the deciding factor in my decision not to hire him.

2 : something that causes something to end a particular way His home run was the deciding factor in the game.

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