a bone of contention


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a bone of contention

An unresolved problem, dispute, or disagreement. Jerry leaving his dirty dishes in the sink for days became a bone of contention between him and his roommate.
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a bone of contention

a matter of disagreement Legal costs have continued to be a bone of contention between the two groups.
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a bone of contention

something that people argue about for a long time The main bone of contention was deciding who would take care of the children after the divorce.
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Summary: India main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, on Sunday asserted that the party never gave up its fight on the issue of Ram temple that has been a bone of contention and tension between Hindus and Muslims for years.
Nagpur, February 9 (ANI): India main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, on Sunday asserted that the party never gave up its fight on the issue of Ram temple that has been a bone of contention and tension between Hindus and Muslims for years.
Their relocation to Puerto Rico for 22 games this season created a hindrance that was at once a novelty and now is merely a bone of contention for the players.
However, the exact amount required has been a bone of contention.
And though funding for an upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant has been a bone of contention among Thousand Oaks City Council members, all had earlier agreed that the aging line needs to be replaced.