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cause-célèbre

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  • as incause célèbre
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Synonyms for cause-célèbre

noun controversial issue
  • bone of contention
  • celebrated case
  • controversy
  • debate
  • grist for the gossip mill
  • hot potato
  • moot point
  • political football
  • scandal
  • war of words
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