hot button

noun

Definition of hot button

  1. :  an emotional and usually controversial issue or concern that triggers immediate intense reaction

hot–button

play \ˈhät-ˈbə-tən\ adjective

Examples of hot button in a sentence

  1. The film is considered very controversial for all the hot buttons it pushes.

1966

First Known Use of hot button

1966


HOT BUTTON Defined for English Language Learners

hot button

noun

Definition of hot button for English Language Learners

  • : an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other


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