come down to meaning

  "come down to" in a sentence
  • 1. come down to sth if a problem or difficult situation comes down to something, that is the most important point or idea to consider
    it all comes down to sth
    It all comes down to money when you're trying to buy a house.
    Sure, you have to have talent, but in the end it all comes down to having confidence in yourself.
    when it comes down to it (=this is the most basic and important point)
    When it comes down to it, you have to remember she's only sixteen.
    SIMILAR TO: boil down to
    2. if it comes down to it ... spoken used to say that if something becomes really necessary, that is what you will have to do:
    If it comes down to it, we'll just have to sell the house.


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  1. we hope to come down to london next week.
  2. her hair comes down to her waist.
  3. many fine tales have come down to us from our ancestors.
  4. he had come down to begging.
  5. taxes must come down to give the british working men some incentive.

Related Words

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  3. come down off one's high horse meaning
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  5. come down on like a ton of bricks meaning
  6. come down to earth meaning
  7. come down to some place meaning
  8. come down to something meaning
  9. come down to sth meaning
  10. come down with meaning
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