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the root of the issue

The underlying cause or fundamental essence of some issue, problem, or difficulty at hand. Our team of professionals will walk you through a troubleshooting process that will help get to the root of whatever issue you're experiencing with your device. Here's the root of the issue, Bill—we feel that you haven't been meeting the standards of work that we expect of you recently. If the politicians in Washington would stop all their games and mudslinging for a minute might actually be able to solve the root of the issues affecting our country.
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With analysis being done regarding the root of the issues, quick solutions are needed as the ability has to be strengthened.
It is important to get to the root of the issues because depression will not go away for a change of job - I am talking about this because it is the last thing I expected to be diagnosed with when I went to see my doctor.' "I went, 'Hell!' I phoned her and she told me about what she went through."
Your Homes Newcastle said it has been working continuously with Ms Hayles since May last year to try and get to the root of the issues, and it has now offered the pensioner the opportunity to move to a new home while work is carried out on the bungalow.
A number of countries, including New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland and Canada, expressed doubts the new membership model would get to the root of the issues of decision making, participation and accountability.
The dad-of-two was drawn to the principles behind Neil Goodenough's technique as it goes to the root of the issues causing the problem which manifests as a muscle ache or limited muscle movement.
She added: "We need to take a long-term strategic view on areas such as energy if we are to get to the root of the issues that affect the way in which we do business in the 21st century.