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a bone of contention

  • 1 bone of contention

    爭論的焦點[主題], 爭端

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  • 2 a bone of contention

    (a cause of argument or quarrelling: Ownership of the boat was a bone of contention between the two men for many years.) 爭論的原因

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  • 3 a bone of contention

    n. 爭論的原因

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  • 4 contention

    contention con∙ten∙tion noun (formal) 1. angry disagreement between people • 争吵;争执;争论 【SYN】 [u]dispute:
    »One area of contention is the availability of nursery care.
    争论的一个方面是提供幼儿保育的可能性。
    »a point of contention
    2. contention (that...) a belief or an opinion that you express, especially in an argument • (尤指争论时的)看法,观点:
    »It is our clientˈs contention that the fire was an accident.
    我们当事人的看法是这场火灾属于事故。
    »I would reject that contention.
    我不会同意那种观点。
    --› note at claim 【IDIOMS】 in conˈtention (for sth) • with a chance of winning sth • 有机会赢得:
    »Only three teams are now in contention for the title.
    现在只有三个队有机会夺冠。
    out of conˈtention (for sth) • without a chance of winning sth • 没有机会赢得 --› more at bone n.
    * * *
    [kәn'tenʃәn]
    n. 爭奪, 爭論, 爭辯, 論點

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  • bone of contention — {n. phr.} Something to fight over; a reason for quarrels; the subject of a fight. * /The boundary line between the farms was a bone of contention between the two farmers./ * /The use of the car was a bone of contention between Joe and his wife./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bone of contention — {n. phr.} Something to fight over; a reason for quarrels; the subject of a fight. * /The boundary line between the farms was a bone of contention between the two farmers./ * /The use of the car was a bone of contention between Joe and his wife./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bone of contention — If there is an issue that always causes tension and arguments, it is a bone of contention …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bone of contention — ► bone of contention a source of continuing disagreement. Main Entry: ↑bone …   English terms dictionary

  • bone of contention — index problem, question (issue) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bone of contention — n. a matter for argument; subject about which there is disagreement …   English World dictionary

  • bone of contention — noun the subject of a dispute the real bone of contention, as you know, is money • Hypernyms: ↑subject, ↑topic, ↑theme * * * a subject, cause, or focal point of a dispute: The terms of the old man s will were a bone of contention to his survivors …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone of contention — bones of contention N COUNT If a particular matter or issue is a bone of contention, it is the subject of a disagreement or argument. The main bone of contention is the temperature level of the air conditioners …   English dictionary

  • bone\ of\ contention — n. phr. Something to fight over; a reason for quarrels; the subject of a fight. The boundary line between the farms was a bone of contention between the two farmers. The use of the car was a bone of contention between Joe and his wife …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bone of contention —    If there is an issue that always causes tension and arguments, it is a bone of contention.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A bone of contention is a matter or subject about which there is …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bone of contention — a subject, cause, or focal point of a dispute: The terms of the old man s will were a bone of contention to his survivors. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

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