when it comes right down to it

when it comes right down to it

Cliché all things considered; when one really thinks about something. When it comes right down to it, I'd like to find a new job. When it comes right down to it, he can't really afford a new car.
See also: come, down, right
References in classic literature ?
And I am a seaman--a better seaman than you, when it comes right down to it, and you know it.
LS: I'm wondering about this kind of reluctance to call yourself an artist, when it comes right down to it.
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