apple of discord


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apple of discord

Something that causes unhappiness or trouble. That stupid prom dress has been their apple of discord—they've been fighting over who gets to wear it for days now! Why aren't you talking to Mary Beth? What is the apple of discord here?
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apple of discord

a subject of dissension.
This expression refers to the Greek myth in which a golden apple inscribed ‘for the fairest’ was contended for by the goddesses Hera, Athene, and Aphrodite.
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For a long time, the principle of delimitation of the sea's water area was the apple of discord among the littoral states.
The budget for 2014 turned into an "apple of discord" between the Albanian governing party BDI and the Albanian opposition party PDSH.
Another persistent apple of discord is the issue of public-public cooperation or that of businesses tied to a public entity (vertical cooperation).
Dr Attia said UNO was established to ensure peace and resolve difference creating conflict among nations and it is prime responsibility of it to null such issues which are an apple of discord and deprive any nation from its basic rights.
In Bulgaria, the issue has turned into the apple of discord for the allies of the ruling party.
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi parliament on Saturday started a session to vote on several draft laws on its agenda, not including the election law, an apple of discord between the Kurdistan Alliance bloc on one hand and the Arab and Turkmen blocs on the other.
Not since Eris's Apple of Discord, or perhaps the Garden of Eden, can a simple piece of fruit have been the cause of so much trouble.
For obvious reasons, Colonia was called Manzana de la Discordia (Apple of Discord).
Their wedding was a brilliant celebration attended by the gods, but marred by the incident of the apple of discord. Thetis bore Achilles and proceeded to immortalize him by dipping him in the river Styx; only the heel by which she held him remained mortal.
An apple of discord was said to be an old dispute between two groups of Jatoi and Jagirani tribesmen it already claimed at least two dozen lives of people of both the parties and left scores of injured, it was settled down in 2015.
Shortly after the Uprising was suppressed Macedonia became the apple of discord between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria and to some extent Romania.
SHO further elaborated that an apple of discord was said to be an old hostility development between two groups of Jakhrani community persons on suspicion of having illicit relations further added that both communities person fought at village Mataro Jakhrani in the limits of Mohammadpur police station of Ghari Khairo tehsil of Jacobabad district early in the morning on today [Friday] in which one villager Nadir Jakhrani has shot dead while one villager sustained injuries which injured villager was referred to Larkana from Jacobabad and rival followed the ambulance and attacked the ambulance.
Finally, there was the issue of financial guarantees, which could have been an apple of discord between the Council and the Parliament.
SHO further said that an apple of discord was said to be an old hostility between two groups of Jakhrani community persons on suspicion of having illicit relations.
An apple of discord was said to be 'criticism' over the character of his sister between two groups of Panhwar tribesmen, which resulting, such incident took place, SHO elaborated.