point of contention
Definition of point of contention
: the thing that people are arguing over The main point of contention is who owns the timber rights to the land.
Word by Word Definitions
: an individual detail : item
: a distinguishing detail
: the most important essential in a discussion or matter
: to furnish with a point : sharpen
: to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to
: to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material
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