The crux of the matter is that to make the health-insurance system work requires a three-legged stool.
Breaking up the banks should lie at the crux of the debate in the White House, Congress, and amongst global financial leaders.
This, of course, is the crux of exposing oneself on Chatroulette.
Now, the crux of her testimony seems to be that Alexander had a history of abusing her.
The crux of the whole thing is, we make good music together.
The language is straightforward on the whole, almost the only crux being ii.
The crux of the communication, like that of a school-girl's letter, comes last.
The terminals are the crux of the whole great problem of handling suburban traffic.
They had come to the crux which Crashaw had wished to avoid.
All this is valid enough; but it leaves the crux of the question untouched.
1814, "cross," from Latin crux "cross" (see cross (n.)). Figurative use for "a central difficulty," is older, from 1718; perhaps from Latin crux interpretum "a point in a text that is impossible to interpret," in which the literal sense is something like "crossroads of interpreters." Extended sense of "central point" is from 1888.
crux (krŭks, kruks)
n. pl. crux·es or cru·ces (krōō'sēz)
A cross or a crosslike structure.