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down to (someone or something)

Including everyone or everything in a group or list. She's obsessing about every aspect of wedding planning, down to the shade of the ink on the invitations.
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down to somebody/something

even including the last item of a whole list of people or things: Everybody was affected by the economic crisis, from the president down to the poorest citizen.She’s thought of everything down to the tiniest details!
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No fragments which can be identified as belonging to the first period survive to give us even a general idea of the history of the earliest epic, and we are therefore thrown back upon the evidence of analogy from other forms of literature and of inference from the two great epics which have come down to us.
With the exception of a few of the musicians and singers, and of a few of the oligarchs, all the great creators of the period whose names have come down to us, were revolutionists.
He was undoubtedly a great genius; yet, beyond weird and haunting fragments of his verse, quoted in the writings of others, nothing of his has come down to us.
WHO wrote the stories which are found in the old Gaelic manuscripts we do not know, yet the names of some of the old Gaelic poets have come down to us.
At first only we three stood alone, for a long time, watching you coming down to us, and feeling the breeze drop to a calm almost; but afterwards others, too, rose, one after another, and by-and-by I had all my crew behind me.
Come down to us,' they said, 'we will do you no harm.
I shall content myself with barely observing here, that of all the confederacies of antiquity, which history has handed down to us, the Lycian and Achaean leagues, as far as there remain vestiges of them, appear to have been most free from the fetters of that mistaken principle, and were accordingly those which have best deserved, and have most liberally received, the applauding suffrages of political writers.
Pakistan has made it clear to the Trump administration that it will not bow down to US conditions.
In world markets, oil prices varied yesterday after reports of reduction to Iraqi oil exports, and slow down to US oil digging wells.
It is down to us that we are having to play these important games.
Milner said: "It's down to us to show we have learnt from those experiences in the summer.
It is part and parcel of football and down to us to make sure the only thing that matters is what happens on the pitch," The BBC Sports quoted Milner, as saying.
We've got a big game in the FA Cup and there are plenty of league games and it is down to us to keep this form going," he said.
We know we have the quality to get promoted and it's down to us to prove it.
People rule us out at the moment but it is down to us to prove them wrong.