come down to

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "come down to":
present tense I/you/we/they come down to he/she/it comes down to present participle coming down to past tense came down to past participle come down to
1) come down to something to be the most important aspect of a situation or problem

In the end, it all comes down to who wants the job the most.

2) come down to someone to become someone's property because the previous owner has died

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • come down on — ˌcome ˈdown on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come down on he/she/it comes down on present participle coming down on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Come-down — auch: Come|down 〈[kʌmdaʊn] n. 15〉 Zeitraum, über den die Wirkung einer harten Droge nachlässt [zu engl. come down „herunterkommen, sich beruhigen“] * * * Come down [ kʌmdaʊn], das; s, s [engl. come down, eigtl. = Abstieg, zu: to come down =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • come down — {v.} 1. To reduce itself; amount to no more than. Followed by to . * /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down — {v.} 1. To reduce itself; amount to no more than. Followed by to . * /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down — vi came down, coming down: to be announced the decision came down from the Supreme Court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. come down …   Law dictionary

  • come down on — (someone/something) 1. to criticize someone or something. It seems that if you give an opinion about something, people come down on you. 2. to have an opinion about someone or something. It was hard to know where he would come down on the issue.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Come-down — auch: Come|down 〈[kʌmdaʊn] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Zeitraum, über den die Wirkung einer harten Droge nachlässt [Etym.: <engl. come down »herunterkommen, sich beruhigen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Come-down — [ kʌmdaun] das; s, s <zu engl. to come down, eigtl. »herunterkommen«> (Jargon) das Nachlassen der Rauschwirkung (bei Drogen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • come|down — «KUHM DOWN», noun. Informal. a loss of position, rank, or money which is unexpected: »“It s quite a comedown from being a ten thousand dollar a year man to this, but I ll come back” (James T. Farrell) …   Useful english dictionary

  • come down on — ► come down on 1) criticize or punish harshly. 2) reach a decision in favour of one side or another. Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary

  • come down to — ► come down to be dependent on (a factor). Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary


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