be down to (one)

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be down to (one)

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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be down to something

COMMON If something is down to something else, the second thing is the cause of the first. When you are asked to score goals, then a lot is down to confidence and Kevin has that. I think that the show's popularity is down to two things.
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be down to somebody/something

(informal)
1 be caused by a particular person or thing: She claimed her problems were down to the media.Our defeat in last week’s game is down to the goalkeeper, who played very badly.
2 be the responsibility of somebody: It’s down to you to check the doors and windows before we leave.
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be down to something

have nothing except one or a few items of the kind mentioned: I’m down to my last penny.
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I am down to a list of things I want to do seriously and painting is one of them.
Now I have to lose weight which I am doing and I am down to 15 stone and 13 pounds already.
Now I am down to five tablets a day and my doctor said at this rate it wouldn't be too long before I didn't require any medication.
Glasgow I AM down to earth but not a WAG and would like a Dyson for my birthday, as I need one like Kris Commons's girlfriend.
I'm not quite at my target weight yet, I have lost a lot of weight and I am down to a size 12, I have got 7 pound to lose to get to my final target, but I know that with the support of Slimming World I will get there.
I am scraping the bottom of my freezer and am down to the last pheasant and things I don't recognise.
Everybody knows that I am down to box on the Bolton bill the following Friday as well but I won't be thinking about that until after this fight.
I am down to the bare bones and I have had to put six players on loan, but the core of what we have got is an excellent squad.
My money has run out, I am down to my last credit card and I haven't told my wife.
I am down to a size 12 to 14 and I still have a bit more to lose to get to my ideal weight.
Now that I am down to 170th and I haven't been playing the standard of golf I want for some time, it's right to work on things.
Lewis commented on his ultimatum to Krens saying, "I like Tom, but I am down to tough love.
With six players out from our regular squad, I am down to just 10 men and it looks that we will have to dip into our reserves.
First Amendment, I am down to one online course in, of all things,
JOSE MOURINHO raised the prospect of another Chelsea spending spree by declaring: "I am down to my last 16 outfield players.