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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
References in classic literature ?
It was as though the side issues had been shorn away, so that the main struggle was thenceforth on simpler lines.
But Iran balked at discussing the side issue and Brazil and Turkey then intervened to effectively convert the side issue into the main issue while completely ignoring the question of enrichment.
But on the side issue of drinking outside the club regulations, you have to admire Leeds for the huge fines they imposed on Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate.
One of the side issues of Brexit is that we also get an insight into the beliefs of Tory Brexiteers.
the side issues of the straight course at Newmarket, ground conditions at Ascot and the crowd and atmosphere there.
Yet some of the side issues raised by test-tube births leave a feeling of unease.