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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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If both sides satisfied, each side issues its conclusions hopefully the same.
Side issues saw supporters continue to protest about the price of tickets for Tuesday and Wilfried Bony again struggle up front, but City tightened their grip on fourth place and Nasri finally had something to cheer after a horrendous season.
So many side issues have come up lately in the ongoing national discussion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law now pending in Congress.
Government policy translating to a pickup in investment and addressing supply side issues will bring confidence.
However, the story is obfuscated by all sorts of characters and side issues that can weary the reader.
"I was not 100% fit at the start of the season and there were side issues which meant I was not right mentally either.
Hitler should have been dealt with while Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister, but the Depression and side issues like the King's abdication proved more of a distraction.
There are also several side issues and concerns addressed in each book that directly tie in with the main topic.
And no ideological side issues that have nothing to do with this tax cut.
She assesses moral and normative progress in international relations--which can only happen through progress in international law, she avers--in relation to the development and support for an Arms Trade Treaty (covering supply side issues), two processes aiming to ban and regulate cluster munitions, and the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence (an initiative to address demand side issues).
When asked about Yeung's arrest last week, Hughton said: "They are very much side issues. With the amount of work we need to do on this side, the most important thing is we make sure we've got a good enough squad, that the players train well, that there is great communication between myself and the board.
But they are all side issues. The bigger question is why haven't we had a full debrief from Fabio (right) about why we failed so spectacularly at the World Cup.
Crisil study says supply- side issues will limit growth
the side issues of the straight course at Newmarket, ground conditions at Ascot and the crowd and atmosphere there.