the million-dollar question

the million-dollar question

A question that is very important and/or difficult to answer. Sometimes used ironically. The million-dollar question now is whether he should choose his former opponent as a running mate. A: "Do you want to get Italian or Chinese tonight?" B: "Well, that's the million-dollar question, isn't it?"
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So, the million-dollar question: Did India show the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies the door or has it rolled out the red carpet for him once again?
The million-dollar question is why did ITAK, being aware of the possible betrayal of Tamils, still support Ranil who is clearly a political Machiavellian fox?!
The million-dollar question is how on earth such accounts could be opened with different banks throughout the country now that the process of opening an account has been made meticulously foolproof, supposedly.
The million-dollar question now is whether the prodigious teenage Ethiopian talent will outwit Kiplagat and improve on the mark when she returns to Kolkata next month.
The million-dollar question remains, 'Will developing countries, like Pakistan, leapfrog ahead or be left behind, as the world is attempting to enter the fourth industrial revolution?'
Then, the million-dollar question must be answered: What is Hezbollah's response?
Like a man proposing to his significant other, the talk show host kept prying and finally asked the million-dollar question.
Asked why she returned to the party, she replied tearfully: "The million-dollar question. I don't know."
MULTAN -- The million-dollar question is that would the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf be able to get the third wicket in the next 24 hours or not as the Multan election tribunal is going to announce verdict regarding NA-154 rigging today (Wednesday).PTI chairman Imran Khan was jubilant when a Lahore election tribunal declared the NA-122 election null and void from where National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq had won the election.
That's the million-dollar question. There are a lot of factors involved and confidence certainly is a part of it and that can be affected when you are under pressure.
Thus, let us keep the Common Market, but ditch the EU as soon as possible, although the million-dollar question has to be, "Does David Cameron think along the same lines, and if not, why are we not having a referendum any time now - perhaps Baldrick, he of the clever plan, has the answer?
The million-dollar question is: Whether or not he is capable of leading a popular political party?
The million-dollar question, though, is where they are going to have the big Christmas meal, considering the current condition of the Duchess.
When asked how the husband could not have known his wife had given birth to seven children, Mr Roberts replied, "That's the million-dollar question. Amazing." Pleasant Grove Police investigate the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove.
But whether he will is the million-dollar question.