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be a moot point

To be a topic that can no longer be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot point now that he's tenured.
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be a moot question

To be a topic that can no longer be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot question now that he's tenured.
See also: moot, question

moot point

A point, aspect, or topic that is no longer relevant or can no longer be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot point now that he's tenured. A: "Have you looked at Harvard's program?" B: "That's a bit of a moot point, don't you think? I've already accepted a place at NYU."
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moot question

A point, aspect, or topic that is no longer relevant or can no longer be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot question now that he's tenured. A: "Have you looked at Harvard's program?" B: "That's a bit of a moot question, don't you think? I've already accepted a place at NYU."
See also: moot, question

moot point

A debatable question, an issue open to argument; also, an irrelevant question, a matter of no importance. For example, Whether Shakespeare actually wrote the poem remains a moot point among critics, or It's a moot point whether the chicken or the egg came first. This term originated in British law where it described a point for discussion in a moot, or assembly, of law students. By the early 1700s it was being used more loosely in the present sense.
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be a moot ˈpoint/ˈquestion

be a subject that people disagree on or are uncertain about: It’s a moot point whether women or men make better drivers.A moot was a group of people who met to discuss questions of local or national law during the Anglo-Saxon period. A moot point was a question of law discussed at this meeting.
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STUDENTS from Liverpool University convened at the Liverpool offices of law firm Brabners to take part in the fourth annual Charity Law Moot Competition.
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The Bread and Butter Theatre will entertain, plus there will be music from The Moot all from 11am-4pm, with free face painting and balloons from 11am-3pm.
The third session of the Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Moot Court Competition at the GCC level was launched by the Dubai Courts.