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- noun countable, idiomatic A
contentiouspolitical issueor problemthat is often debatedor discussed, but that remains unresolved; an issue or problem which is avoidedby authorities and handed off to others.
- noun uncountable, idiomatic
Ongoing unproductive wranglingor posturingbetween political factions, resulting in failure to deal with an issue or problem in a decisiveor appropriateway.
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An allusion to being "kicked back and forth" by opposing politicians, like a ball.
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