point of contention

noun phrase

: the thing that people are arguing over
The main point of contention is who owns the timber rights to the land.

Examples of point of contention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, there’s another big point of contention around the checkbox and its impact. Anna North, Vox, 1 July 2024 Biden's age has previously come up as a point of contention on the talk show, frequently with Behar pushing back against critics who've spoken out against the president's age. EW.com, 28 June 2024 Avocados have become an unlikely point of contention between generations, with older people accusing millennials of splurging on luxury breakfasts instead of prioritizing saving for a house. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 26 June 2024 The pace of the rollout, as well as Mayor Brandon Scott’s spending priorities, have been a point of contention for his critics as the Democrat faces a bid for reelection. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for point of contention 

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“Point of contention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20of%20contention. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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