therein lies the problem

idiom

: that is the problem
I don't know what to do, and therein lies the problem.

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“Therein lies the problem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therein%20lies%20the%20problem. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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