And yet, despite the banter, the crux of the issue is the feasibility of it all.
The crux of the problem remains on this side of the Pacific.
Breaking up the banks should lie at the crux of the debate in the White House, Congress, and amongst global financial leaders.
Now, the crux of her testimony seems to be that Alexander had a history of abusing her.
The crux of the current crisis is the housing bubble, the vertigo-inducing expansion in U.S. house prices from 1996 to 2006.
The language is straightforward on the whole, almost the only crux being ii.
"That 'somehow' is the crux, my dear Livia," said Mrs. Sinclair.
The terminals are the crux of the whole great problem of handling suburban traffic.
Absolute and perfect union is possible only at the center, the crux, of Being.
All this is valid enough; but it leaves the crux of the question untouched.
1814, "cross," from Latin crux "cross" (see cross (n.)). Figurative use for "a central difficulty," is older, from 1718; perhaps from Latin crux interpretum "a point in a text that is impossible to interpret," in which the literal sense is something like "crossroads of interpreters." Extended sense of "central point" is from 1888.
crux (krŭks, kruks)
n. pl. crux·es or cru·ces (krōō'sēz)
A cross or a crosslike structure.