force the issue

force the issue

To compel a decision, discussion, or confrontation regarding a particular issue or matter at hand. For months my boss has been dragging his feet about increasing my pay, so tomorrow I'm finally going to force the issue with him.
See also: force, issue
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City feel it is down to Lescott to force the issue and would like him to tell Blues boss David Moyes he wants to move.
JOLEON Lescott will have to force the issue if he wants to join Manchester City.
But in order for our government to move, there must be a strong consensus that violence against LGBT people anywhere is intolerable--and that will happen only when we force the issue.
The approach was to crash the boards and force the issue rather than sit back and respond to what Denver was doing.
Even before you get to the labor stage, there can be growth discrepancies or select problems with one twin that force the issue on delivery.
But 29-year-old Delaney is still waiting in vain for new contract talks, while his efforts to force the issue by putting in a transfer request have met with silence.
When he is fit we will consider him - but at the moment we would be stupid to force the issue.
Yet some traditionalist Catholics and bishops are determined to force the issue.
The US government has said that it would not force the issue of armed sky marshals on transatlantic flights if European countries rejected such a plan.
Derby boss John Gregory and his players have yet to receive their monthly salaries and Higginbotham is trying to force the issue.
But we do think by demonstrating that it belongs in the debate, we can force the issue on policymakers and really make this the next big issue.
If this invitation to participate was, as Gustav Metzger has recently said of the work, a highly political act, it was one wholly in keeping with Chaimowicz's refusal to force the issue.
Politics, however, may force the issue quickly so the mayor can benefit from the $800 million in proceeds needed to balance his budget.
New technologies may slow down the need to launch new satellites, but High Definition TV will eventually force the issue
His earlier attempt to force the issue to a vote was voided by a bureaucratic error.