Definition of hot button in English:

hot button

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noun

[often as modifier] North American informal
A topic or issue that is highly charged emotionally or politically: the hot-button issue of nuclear waste disposal
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  • Crime is the hot button issue of modern politics, generating more heat than any other topic.
  • Even on the hot button issue of crime, the Democrats managed to pull even in the last decade.
  • People don't think that politics can be absolutely hilarious, and getting involved politically doesn't have to be about arguing about hot button issues.

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