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    perennial bone of contention

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    UN Security Council is a perennial bone of contention among nations.

    perennial = lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal

    bone of contention = an apple of discord = main issue of a disagreement; something to quarrel about

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V

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    Re: perennial bone of contention

    Perfect.

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