be a matter of something/doing something

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be a matter of (doing something)

To be contingent on doing a particular thing. It's a matter of sticking with the program in order to succeed.
See also: matter, of
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be (all) a matter of something/doing something

depend on something/doing something: Success in business is all a matter of experience.Doing anything well is a matter of practice.
See also: matter, of, something
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Six years ago, just after the Montreal Expos were officially announced as relocating to Washington, D.C., I wrote a piece on how Peter Angelos and the Baltimore Orioles were indemnified over television territorial rights, and went on to talk about how relocation or expansion in MLB was going to forever be a matter of placating whose ever territory -- television or operating -- was being encroached upon.