Root of a problem

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Definition

(to get to) the root of a problem: (to find) the original cause of a problem
idiom

a root: the underground part of a plant which absorbs nutrients from the soil
noun

Examples

  • "But you have gotten to the root of the problem. I like that."
  • "I think the root of the problem may be that we have a British catering company."
  • "I'm pleased to say that I've got to the root of the problem with Galeries Falayette."

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