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hot-button

[hot-buht-n] /ˈhɒtˈbʌt n/
adjective
1.
exciting strong feelings; highly charged; emotional:
hot-button issues.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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  • She's one of those hot-button personalities that generates a lot of strong emotions-both wildly positive and negative.
  • She talks about the crisis and her changing role as a spokesperson on hot-button environmental issues.
  • Its aesthetic achievement is nearly commensurate with its hot-button relevance.
  • It turns out that when you get down to the short strokes on this, a lot of people have different hot-button issues.
  • And in the past decade, control of invasive species has become the hottest of hot-button environmental issues.
  • Along with steroids, growth hormone has become one of the hot-button banned substances in professional sports.
  • How to prevent players from going back into action after suffering a concussion is a hot-button topic in sports.

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