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#1 2006-06-06 03:01:57

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'crunch of the matter' for 'crux of the matter'

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. ... … =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.

About Feldenkrais
And this is the crunch of the matter: what can we do when things don’t work as we want them to?



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