force the issue

Definition of force the issue

  1. :  to force someone to do something or to make a decision about something They would never have addressed the problem if that newspaper article hadn't forced the issue.

Word by Word Definitions

forceplay
  1. :  strength or energy exerted or brought to bear :  cause of motion or change :  active power

    : used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

    :  moral or mental strength

  1. :  to do violence to

    :  rape

    :  to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

issueplay
  1. :  proceeds from a source of revenue (such as an estate)

    :  the action of going, coming, or flowing out :  egress, emergence

    :  a means or place of going out :  exit, outlet

  1. :  to go, come, or flow out

    :  to come forth :  emerge

    :  accrue


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