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come down to

1. To amount to something (usually the most important or crucial aspect of something). In this usage, "to" is typically followed by a thing or idea. It's a great offer, but my decision comes down to salary, to be honest with you. With rents skyrocketing, it all comes down to how much you want to keep living in this part of town.
2. To visit some place, often a location that is lower or farther south than one's starting point. In this usage, "to" is followed by a place. Our Canadian relatives are coming down to our house in California for a few days. Can you come down to the basement to help me for a second?
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come down to something

to be reduced to something; to amount to no more than something. It comes down to whether you want to go to the movies or stay at home and watch television. It came down to either getting a job or going to college.
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come down to

Also, come right down to. Amount to or be reduced to, as in It all comes down to a matter of who was first in line, or When it comes right down to it, you have to admit he was mistaken. [Late 1800s] Also see boil down, def. 2.
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come down to

1. To confront or deal with forthrightly: When you come right down to it, you have to admit I'm correct.
2. To amount to in essence: It comes down to this: the man is a cheat.
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References in classic literature ?
Jarndyce, the only person up in the house, is just going to bed, rises from his book on hearing the rapid ringing at the bell, and comes down to the door in his dressing-gown.
But it comes down to the mentality and the willingness to change a few aspects in his game.
has published It Comes Down to This: Leadership, Management and Getting There From Here by Chris Kaufman.
Sometimes it comes down to strategy, sometimes it comes down to more experience," he added.
You might be all that in your latest ' it' dress but when it comes down to the basics, it really comes down to the basics.
It comes down to budgets at the end of the day," he said.
But judgment is what a literal reading of Leviticus 20:13 comes down to.
When it comes down to it, I'm going to ask him for tips about how to approach the meet.
It comes down to the belief that a company serving the needs of the people, the community and the environment is guaranteed long-lasting success.
The action all comes down to a showdown between Season and Mother Blessing in the Swamp as Kerry looks on.
First, when it comes to dance studios and competitions, it really comes down to economics and the fact that rarely do you see minority-owned studios even venturing into the competition circuit.
He continues, "The difference comes down to what kind of separation system is being utilized in the downstream.
It all comes down to what you're trying to do," Settles advises business owners to consider the following before investing in wireless technology:
It comes down to a price/benefit ratio: What does the consumer want to pay for?
But despite captain David Beckham suggesting he, Michael Owen, Teddy Sheringham, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes would be the five assigned penalty-takers, McClaren insisted today: "It comes down to personal preference and it comes down to what happens on the night.