of great import

of great import

adjective of major significance, of overwhelming significance, of serious import, of significant consequence, of significant importance, of significant meaning, of vast importance
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Other matters of great import included why wasn't Cheryl Cole - sorry Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - present despite X Factor being nominated and Chezza herself being up for a gong?
Either way, this could create problems for Georgia at a critical time: The signing of the association agreement in late June will be followed by a NATO summit in the fall that is of great import to Tbilisi.
Back home, I had lunch, ate a Curly-Wurly, looked up 'Curly-Wurly' in the Oxford Dictionary to see if it offered any advice on the correct form of the plural (it didn't), penned a stern note to the lexicographers at OUP, washed up again, watched a video, wrote some more emails, caught up with the news, had a nap, put the rubbish out, decided what to make for dinner, went shopping for the missing ingredients, made some biscuits, ate some biscuits, pondered matters of great import, made dinner and ate it.
Rulings on matters of great import can have effect far beyond the parties involved and the specific issues decided in the particular case.
Needless to say, these are issues of great import to us all.
The plasticity of metallic materials is of course of great import for the load carrying behavior of engineering structures and for the manufacturing process of structural components by forming processes.
It is a time of great import, and often of great celebration.
During his five terms in the Senate, he could often be found at the center of tough negotiations between the Congress and the Executive Branch on matters of great import to our country.
This type of reductionism is beneficial, however, to some, for it diverts debate from issues of great import to that of pointing fingers and making what is immaterial the essence of discussion.