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Synonyms for linchpin

a central cohesive source of support and stability

pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on


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BEIRUT: The 11th anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will remain the linchpin of the "independence uprising" that led to the emergence of the March 14 coalition, the parliamentary Future bloc said Wednesday.
Linchpin offers tools to help people go from waiting for instructions (a time drag for bosses and an underutilization of good employees) to figuring out what to do next, which makes everyone look good.
To say KP's form has been patchy in the last 12 months is an understatement and he no longer has the mantle of being the side's linchpin - a run of games littered with cameos is not sufficient.
This is the linchpin of all we've been working for,'' he said at a late-afternoon news conference.
The linchpin of Mehlman's outreach strategy has been a series of meetings and ongoing dialogues with influential blacks, from clergy to entrepreneurs to ubiquitous boxing promoter Don King.
The other linchpin of the Cardinal's life and work, rooted in his personal holiness, was his outspoken defence of life and the family.
Space systems and capabilities are integral to our success in fighting today's battles and the linchpin to all planning and execution for success in tomorrow's battles.
In short, the Big Board is not only an icon of American capitalism; it's also a linchpin of the entire world financial system.
He is the linchpin of American policy in the Mideast.
The linchpin of this exhibition, however, was a work that abandons this pattern of doubling.
Universal trade connectivity is the linchpin for STP and beyond.
While Flick--who knows Columbia insiders--says, "I don't think they're pressuring Ricky," he also acknowledges, "I'm sure everyone involved would love to remove the controversy from around what is considered the linchpin artist of their label.
Erie Mumford in his informative history of CIAM, whose works and views are mostly unknown even though the name has almost mythic status, restores an architectural discourse that not only defined a new aesthetic but saw design as the linchpin to a social agenda aimed at changing the very nature of urban life.
The linchpin, however, of BACNDW activities will be a series of open studios, classes, showcase performances, and open rehearsals that will take place throughout the week.
The teacher-child interaction is the linchpin of a quality early learning experience," says Karabelle Pizzigati, the chair of the report committee and a member of the Maryland State Board of Education.