One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a situation or outcome) be dependent on (a specified factor)‘it came down to her word against Guy's’
amount to, add up to, constitute, be tantamount to, approximate to, boil down to, be equivalent to, comprise, count asView synonyms
- ‘I guess a lot of it comes down to what you really expected to see when you entered the theater.’
- ‘We had been told that in the last part of the race it would come down to who wanted it more.’
- ‘In my view the outcome will come down to who wants the victory most, and I feel we do.’
- ‘If one listens to those in the industry, it comes down to who is getting the grants, and for what.’
- ‘It amazes me how some people can be so selfish, and that's what it all comes down to.’
- ‘But effectively it's coming down to where the teacher meets his or her student in the classroom.’
- ‘I think that it really comes down to what trousers you were wearing with the shirt.’
- ‘I had enough money in the bank to buy gas, food, and perhaps rent a dog sled if it came down to that.’
- ‘Given the soft ground, in the end it will come down to which horse is fittest and wants it most.’
- ‘The last federal election came down to literally a handful of votes in some ridings.’
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