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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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As world leaders in the production of energy and the search for environmental solutions, the UAE and the other nations of the Middle East are lynchpins in this convergence.
"Christine and Adrian will be the lynchpins with their unique partnership." Other segments include major interviews and entertainment, with Lorraine Kelly presenting a new-look show.
The concept of legitimacy was one of the fundamental lynchpins that held the social and political fabric of Tudor society together.
After laying out the case for conducting discussion in courses, they explain the use of interpretive questions and question clusters, the lynchpins of their approach to conducting successful discussion.
They've organized the book into three basic "lynchpins:" adopt a consistent and proven approach for executive coaching; effectively manage the coaching initiative; and build evaluation methodology.