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therein lies (something)

That is or was the cause of something. The story has a huge cast of interesting characters, but therein lies the problem: none of them gets enough time to feel fully developed or important. If rumors are to be believed, regulators are going to strike down the merger deal between them, and therein lies our opportunity to snatch up the investment.
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therein lies...

(formal) used to emphasize the result of a particular situation: He works extremely hard and therein lies the key to his success.
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One thinks he can add to the gifts of the Creator, while the other is humble enough to enjoy them; therein lies the secret.
But therein lies the horror of it all--that, however mean and farcical my accusations may be, they are none the less TRUE.
France is in a better position to attain this end than England, for France alone possesses an amount of territory sufficiently extensive to maintain a supply of agricultural produce at prices that will enable the worker to live on low wages; the Administration should keep this end in view, for therein lies the whole modern question.
Yes, there are and must be such; and therein lies the sadness of old School memories.
Therein lies my métier, and it is just possible that it may be of some service in the investigation which lies before us.
And therein lies the answer to why Kristen Stewart dumped him: she got sick of hanging around for a drink.
163/2006, for the assignment of the service of catering in the form of "catering" means a self-service, to be carried out at the premises of the canteen barracks headquarters of the piedmont regional command of the guardia di finanza di torino therein lies the corso iv novembre 40 and the tax police of the guardia di finanza di torino, therein lies the via giordano bruno 141 - cig n.
Chris is a graphic designer, so has a good eye - and therein lies the problem.
I've been a member for four years and have probably blocked more people than I've followed but therein lies the fun - you can take it or leave it as you please.
and, sadly, therein lies the truth at the moment, especially for our elderly and disabled people.
And therein lies the real issue: the willingness of shareholders and governments to allow British manufacturers and utilities to pass into foreign ownership.
Therein lies the continued relevance of Saliers and her musical partner, Amy Ray, after 20 years of recording.
And therein lies the dilemma: How to maintain as many of the trees as possible during rebuilding while complying with upgraded building codes and regulations.