hot-button

[ hot-buht-n ]
/ ˈhɒtˈbʌt n /

adjective

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

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Origin of hot-button

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-button

hot button

noun

informal
  1. a controversial subject or issue that is likely to arouse strong emotions
  2. (as modifier)the hot-button issue of abortion
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