One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they plan to harness the heat from the earth's core’
centre, interior, middle, nucleus, bosom
recesses, bowels, depths
2‘this new paper goes to the core of the argument’
heart, nucleus, nub, hub, kernel, marrow, meat
essence, quintessence, crux, gist, pith, substance, sum and substance, body, basis
bedrock, cornerstone, linchpin, mainspring, foundation, root, base, underpinning
fundamentals, essentials, basic principles, main ingredients
heart of the matter
informal nitty-gritty, brass tacks, nuts and bolts, ABC, basics
1‘the core issue here is that of urban poverty’
central, key, basic, fundamental, elemental, principal, primary, main, chief, crucial, vital, essential
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