Definition of side issue in English:

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side issue



A point or topic connected to or raised by some other issue, but not as important, especially one that distracts attention from that which is important: his foreign policy tended to be dominated by side issues
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  • Although I will not discuss my personal beliefs on that point, I think it is important to note that any issue other than this, raised by either side, is a side issue with no real bearing on the subject.
  • But that is a side issue to the questions I was trying to raise and get feedback on.
  • A side issue here concerns the connection between these distinctions and moral realism.
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