be down to (one)(redirected from be down to them)
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.
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.