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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 ?
You've arranged about Maiyo coming down to you next week?
Ten or eleven o'clock found us coming down to breakfast one morning in Cadiz.
He was coming down to check a fresh scrape line that wasn't there the day before.
Most of the photographs gave rise to the hoax theory, but one that blew the whole thing out of the water was when the module was coming down to land - not only was there no dust disturbance but, more to the point, who the hell was down on the surface in the first place to record it coming down?
ROOF TOP protester Ricky Canty says he will not be coming down to vote in Thursday's local elections.
The Gem building is coming down to make way for a condominium project.
But lately, when it comes to school politics, it's been coming down to the school calendar and religious holidays.
Teaching the players to be patient and to wait until the ball starts coming down to make the call will go a long way toward improving your proficiency in handling the play.
I asked you to fold clothes earlier today and I come in here--" Their mother's floating voice was coming closer and they could hear her heels thumping on the steps, so they knew she was coming down to them from the second floor.
THE PRESIDENT: I thank the leaders from Congress for coming down to discuss the Iraq funding issue.
It keeps coming down to the mile relay because these teams are so competitive.
If people live in a rural kind of suburban area, animals are coming down to your property because they need water,'' said Martine Colette, director of the Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forest, near Lake View Terrace.
Obviously, just by coming down to work with us, it showed he wanted to get better.
99 a pound, is coming down to the $2 a pound range.