side issue


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side issue

A topic related to, but less important than, the subject currently being discussed or considered. While you make an intriguing point, I'm afraid we don't have to time to cover side issues like that in today's lecture. Try not to get lost in all the side issues related to this case as you do your research.
See also: issue, side
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The proposed fuel swap last October was intended to get talks going on a small side issue where agreement was seen to be easier, in hopes that that would lay the groundwork for a return to discussion of the major issues.
Expressing concern over the increase in food prices including that of rice, wheat, pulses and vegetables which is sorely affecting the common man and his Budget, the Finance Minister said that the price rise in sugar could be attributed to demand side issue, but the price rise in rice, wheat, pulses, vegetables is primarily a supply side issue that need to be collectively addressed both in the short and the medium to long term.
Intelligent Design is a side issue used by some scientists, wise enough to know that life could not create itself, but afraid of mentioning God.
Everton supporters' justifiable claim to be the older of the two clubs is a side issue and irrelevant in this situation.
Women's rights are not a side issue, but central to the future prosperity of any developing country.
He highlighted the fact that most doctors only see pain as a side issue of an operation or injury, not as the problem itself.
Religion is not a side issue,' he stressed, 'it is at the heart of the issue.
This should not be decided as a side issue to blessing gay relationships.
As charged in the complaint, the fact that the price of a particular stock may have gotten a boost from Agora's hype was almost a side issue to the newsletter publisher's real objective.
For example, during the spat over the escape of StarLink corn into the human food supply several years ago, Nestle contends that the question of whether the corn caused allergic reactions in those who consumed it--all evidence suggests it did not--was a side issue.
Responding to the comments former County Commissioner and Mayor Pete Flaherty observed: "When the airport was built development was a side issue.
Christian Music is no longer a side issue of music publishing, but has become a major souce in its own rights Playrock.
At least with the expectations gap we seem to have come around--almost entirely--to embrace what the public expected all along: placing fraud considerations at the heart of the audit, rather than just as a side issue.
Tesna claims that the Virgin Blue deal was just a side issue and would have no impact on its negotiations with Ansett's administrators.