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    On any one matter

    What is the meaning of the expression in bold? Thanks.

    "...when there is disagreement on any one matter, it is necessarily blown way out of proportion..."

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    Re: On any one matter

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post
    What is the meaning of the expression in bold? Thanks.

    "...when there is disagreement on any one matter, it is necessarily blown way out of proportion..."
    I am not sure without a context. Is this the behavior of a particular group? In my experience, if there is a meeting and there is only one issue that causes disagreement, it is not blown out of proportion. It is resolved.

    "On any one matter" means "about any single issue under discussion".

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    Re: On any one matter

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    This is from an article in The Jerusalem Post, 2009.

    Because of the strength of the US-Israeli relationship, when there is disagreement on any one matter, it is necessarily blown way out of proportion, he added. For instance, Dermer sat in on six or seven hours of talks on Netanyahu's recent trip to Italy and France, and said the settlement issue came up "for about four minutes." It is an issue for the press more than anything else, he said.

    The point of the underlined part is this. The strength of the US/Israel relationship is based on there being many areas of agreement, so whenever there seems to be a disagreement about any matter at all, the news media give it an undeserved prominence or importance.

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    Re: On any one matter

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    This is from an article in The Jerusalem Post, 2009.

    Because of the strength of the US-Israeli relationship, when there is disagreement on any one matter, it is necessarily blown way out of proportion, he added. For instance, Dermer sat in on six or seven hours of talks on Netanyahu's recent trip to Italy and France, and said the settlement issue came up "for about four minutes." It is an issue for the press more than anything else, he said.

    The point of the underlined part is this. The strength of the US/Israel relationship is based on there being many areas of agreement, so whenever there seems to be a disagreement about any matter at all, the news media give it an undeserved prominence or importance.
    AH! Now it makes sense.

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