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side issue

A topic related to, but less important than, the subject currently being discussed or considered. While you make an intriguing point, I'm afraid we don't have to time to cover side issues like that in today's lecture. Try not to get lost in all the side issues related to this case as you do your research.
See also: issue, side
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These side issues may make for interesting reading but they should not distract our senators and congressmen from the core of the problem - the proposed BBL itself, many of whose provisions are unacceptable and probably unconstitutional.
There are also several side issues and concerns addressed in each book that directly tie in with the main topic.
He asserted that people of Kuwait and the Gulf would never abandon Lebanon, and that side issues and minor affairs did not affect the strong relations between said countries.
And no ideological side issues that have nothing to do with this tax cut.
When asked about Yeung's arrest last week, Hughton said: "They are very much side issues.
Crisil study says supply- side issues will limit growth
the side issues of the straight course at Newmarket, ground conditions at Ascot and the crowd and atmosphere there.
I have made it my business to concentrate on what we have to do tomorrow and I don't want to become involved in any side issues.
I respect and look forward to reading your opinions on the play on the field, and the team performance, but please don't impose your narrow opinions on side issues on Echo readers.
The England captain acknowledges his team need to bounce back from their disappointing stalemate at home to Macedonia on Saturday - and they will not be allowing side issues to deflect them from their quest for three points.
Thus they assume the position of regally omniscient analyst on the throne, raising side issues, often character-related; focusing on motive, intent, emotion; and refusing to treat facts as facts.
People try a variety of complementary therapies to alleviate cognitive problems or to address side issues, such as stress, that make the problems more intense.
They're the organizational weirdos who tend to take up a lot of your time with their side issues and interpersonal problems.
It will be all boxing for Vargas, no distractions, and you always have side issues when you're as big a star as De La Hoya.