Definition of hot button noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hot button

BrE BrE//ˈhɒt bʌtn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːt bʌtn//
(North American English, informal)
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a subject or issue that people have strong feelings about and argue about a lot Race has always been a hot button in this country's history. the hot-button issue of nuclear waste disposal
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hot button