hot-button

[ hot-buht-n ]

adjective
  1. exciting strong feelings; highly charged; emotional: hot-button issues.

Origin of hot-button

1
First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for hot button

hot button

noun
  1. informal

    • a controversial subject or issue that is likely to arouse strong emotions

    • (as modifier): the hot-button issue of abortion

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