a secondary issue that is related to the main topic but not as important; something that is incidental
Theosophy is a side issue in the real solution of the problems of life.
Drivin' a depot carriage was just a side issue with that Primrose blossom.
We'll drop that phase of it; it's a side issue, and has no bearing upon the business that brought us here.
He would not allow himself to be distracted by any side issue.
No matter; this was all a side issue; now for a larger stage and more important operations.
In the next chapter you will read what we got, by fooling with a side issue.
Mr. Bouncing was a side issue, but Winn, despite his own marriage, held the theory that men ought to look after their wives.
His visit was entirely on Houten's account, and anything else was a side issue.
For side issue and attendance on his household affairs, his office was a fruitful field.
Mr. Hutchins: If it is a side issue it does not get in its work.