deciding factor


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

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“Deciding factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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