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If you say that someone or something is thefulcrum of an activity or situation, you mean that they have a very important effect on what happens.  
FORMAL      n-sing   oft N of n   (=pivot)  
The decision is the strategic fulcrum of the Budget.     
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furl, full, full up, fulsome

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