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Chris -- 2011-03-08
The database already has ‘crutch of the matter,’ annotated by Ben Zimmer. This is perhaps more eggcornish, as ‘crunch,’ like ‘crux,’ suggests the essence or core of a problem- as in the idiom ‘crunch time.’ Examples:
Probably herein lies the crunch of the matter. When the Rwanda Patriotic Front took over power in 1994, Uganda had 39 districts. ...
www.newtimes.co.rw/index2.php?option=co … =1&id=4417
“I’ma bit of a traditionalist and I really wanted to marry Jennifer but the absolute crunch of the matter was to provide security for her and any children …
Return of the Living dead part 2…
Well, the crunch of the matter is that it is quite simply a lackluster and insipid turd of a movie.
And this is the crunch of the matter: what can we do when things don’t work as we want them to?