be a matter of (doing something)

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be a matter of (doing something)

To be contingent on something. It's a matter of sticking with the program in order to succeed.
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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.
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The issue of women playing against men has been a matter of debate for the past two years, ever since Sorenstam became the first female to play on the US Tour since 1945