point at issue

See: matter, subject
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These quarrels would almost always end in a fight between the parties, and those that whipped were supposed to have gained the point at issue.
This compromise, which was proposed with abundance of tears and sighs, not exactly meeting the point at issue, nobody took any notice of it; and poor Mrs Nickleby accordingly proceeded to enlighten Mrs Browdie upon the advantages of such a scheme, and the unhappy results flowing, on all occasions, from her not being attended to when she proffered her advice.
Private Miles' account, that he dropped his rifle and took to his heels down the Mall because on looking up he had suddenly seen the devil between him and the moon, was not accepted by the Court, and yet it may have a direct bearing upon the point at issue.
The point at issue here is truth and reality and where it escaped to.
The technical point at issue is whether an REO, by including an apprentice training requirement, violated provisions of the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Well now, we know all this but the point at issue was not addressed and completely side-stepped.
This nonsense is, of course, a smokescreen to try and draw attention away from the point at issue, which is the shameful decision, forced through by Lib Dems despite an appeal from their own MP and the governing body of the Duchess's High School, to saddle with substantial debt the three schools that were otherwise successful in the council's bid for government funding for a rebuild.
And why did no one think to ask what would have happened if, God forbid, foot and mouth or mad cow disease had been the point at issue.
The point at issue is that the "public-interest test" is only partly a matter for lawyers; the essence of what is in the public interest rests with the elected Councillors.
The prefect Rusticus said: "Now let us come to the point at issue, which is necessary and urgent.
The point at issue, therefore, becomes not how well the Philharmonic played this or that concert (for they very rarely play less than well), but how a concert is marketed to a public who are missing out on one of the great artistic treasures of Merseyside.
The point at issue, she said, was mostly over an ancient disagreement in use of theological terms.