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linchpin
British English: /ˈlɪn(t)ʃpɪn/
American English: /ˈlɪn(t)ʃpɪn/

Translation of linchpin in French:

noun

  • 2 [figurative] (essential element) See examples: the linchpin of
    (person)
    le pilier de
    (government, organization)
    (idea, principle, institution)
    la base de
    (ideology, belief, theory)

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