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be down to (someone)

To be someone's duty, decision, or responsibility. After your father retires, it will be down to you to lead the company. So I guess it's down to me then.
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You can talk down to someone, or go over the top - that's disrespect.
What's the point of being tied down to someone in a relationship that isn't even fun?
Nawal has decided to produce her own music in the future rather than be tied down to someone Else's guidelines.
When we see other people let us pass into a traffic lane, we feel good, and then those values are going to pass down to someone else.
We've had all sorts of things go on and we report them to the Chief Superintendent in Solihull and he passes it down to someone who passes it down and nothing gets done.
Denise Robertson, despite her self-styled guru knowledge, failed to understand this word, which is sometimes used in Wales by the more bombastic among us when talking down to someone in a would-be intimidating manner.
He added: "Our goal came from a scrappy corner, that's for sure, and there's was down to someone switching off and not doing their job and we got punished for it.
But Gwent Police said they believed the stunt was down to someone hacking into the web site rather than a terrorist threat.
No one can quantify the future, so it must come down to someone having the nerve to persist with an act of faith.
That's down to someone called Louis Walsh, the man behind everything Irish and pop and the managerial success behind Boyzone.
Until a judge is standing in the shoes of a parent who has lost their child, it is very hard when you have to hear such a minimal sentence handed down to someone who has destroyed your life.
It struck a chord with her to see the looks on their faces, from someone age 80 down to someone age 4 who seems as if they've been watching this team for the last 30 years.
In the same spirit, the trials of the Russian space station Mir have been put down to someone knocking the nails in crooked, and of course, browsing the news archives, there seems to be an abundance of Bill Gates-related spoof articles.
But Lambert (above), who won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and four Scottish titles with Celtic, retorted: "For another manager to come out saying such stupid things is annoying and I won't lie down to someone who has never played at the top level.