therein lies

idiom

Definition of therein lies

formal
used to say that a statement, fact, or detail expresses the substance of something They have to make a decision soon. Therein lies the problem. If they act too quickly, they run the risk of choosing the wrong plan.

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“Therein lies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therein%20lies. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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