dead issue

dead issue

Something that no longer has any significance or bearing on anything. As far as I'm concerned, that's a dead issue, so let's stop discussing it.
See also: dead, issue

dead issue

n. an issue that doesn’t matter anymore. It’s a dead issue. Forget it.
See also: dead, issue
References in classic literature ?
Then they drew warily back, keeping their eyes riveted on the ruin, as if they expected to see the apparitions of the dead issue from its silent walls, until, having reached the boundary of the area, they moved slowly into the thicket and disappeared.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration opposes any changes now, likely meaning the effort to lift IMF funding and reshuffle voting rights was a dead issue.
'Israeli public opinion should not be deceived into believing that the Palestinian issue is a dead issue,' Prince Turki told Israel's Channel 13 news in an interview in London.
'As far as we are concerned, trying to renew controversies over President Buhari's academic qualification is a dead issue and a needless distraction.
The ANP leader said that Kala Bagh dam was a dead issue and people of KP and Sindh would not let anyone to start work on this dam.
The ANP leader said Kalabagh Dam was a dead issue and people of KP and Sindh won't let anyone start work on it.
Islamic Ideological Council's Chairman's Friday statement to revive a dead issue has sparked a debate on social media showing his ignorance.
KARACHI -- Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Information and Archives, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that to the submit the resolution against construction of Kala Bagh Dam in Sindh Assembly from joint opposition is nothing only to get cheap publicity because Kala Bagh Dam is a dead issue as well as dead horse.
Asked how has it been since being accused of prejudging Kian, Canete said he now considers it a dead issue and is more than willing to move on from the controversy.
Terming the demand for caretaker government a dead issue, Nasim said the system will never come back.
Justice Nisar also expressed anger over the criticism directed towards the SC for taking up the Memogate case again, saying that the court was not"bringing up a dead issue"(as portrayed by the media) but ensuring that justice is delivered.
If every gun owner in the country voted for pro-gun candidates, in just one election, gun control would become a dead issue. Anti-gun politicians would either be voted out, or change their minds.
The punchline is there's good reason to believe ATC privatization is a dead issue for the next few weeks, perhaps until 2018.
The Kalabagh Dam issue has again echoed in the National Assembly as the treasury benches voiced strong support for its construction while the opposition termed it a dead issue. Responding to a point of order raised by Nawab Yousaf Talpur, minister for water resources Syed Javed Ali Shah said the Kalabagh Dam could not be constructed without developing consensus among all the provinces.
Almost two years and a half since the Mamasapano incident, Senator Gordon wants to resurrect the dead issue with the added attraction of nailing former President Noynoy on the cross.