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.
If every gun owner in the country voted for pro-gun candidates, in just one election, gun control would become a dead issue.
Yes, Haqqani is problematic for Pakistan diplomatically, but it is an exercise of haphazard judicial activism to take up this dead issue, when there are many more important and urgent matters left.
He said though the Kalabagh Dam was already a dead issue, yet, the Sindh Assembly should pass a resolution against it anew.
Leading academic, and former professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Imtiaz Ahmad, told Arab News, "It is a dead issue.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Kalabagh Dam issue again echoed in the National Assembly on Tuesday as treasury benches members were in favor of its construction after developing consensus while the opposition members termed it a dead issue.
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.
But Norbert Michel, senior research fellow, financial regulations and monetary policy at The Heritage Foundation, stated: "I don't share the optimism that this is a dead issue.
We don't need a Brexit election; we had a referendum; we voted to leave the EU; Brexit is a dead issue, it's sorted: nothing can change that.
Instead of delving into a dead issue, we should unite.
Replying to another question both the chief minister unanimously said that Kalabagh Dam was a dead issue.
He also re-introduced another dead issue about the 'illegal' transfer of money from Cyprus banks abroad during the period of the haircut in 2013.
I hope this is a dead issue now and will not be used against me.