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down to (someone or something)

Including everyone or everything in a group or list. She's obsessing about every aspect of wedding planning, down to the shade of the ink on the invitations.
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down to somebody/something

even including the last item of a whole list of people or things: Everybody was affected by the economic crisis, from the president down to the poorest citizen.She’s thought of everything down to the tiniest details!
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On the A690 Leazes Road, between the roundabout and Leazes Bowl, traffic going towards the city will be down to one lane for one week, between 9am and 3pm, and outbound traffic will be down to one lane during the day for two weeks.
Tomorrow's draw: At Golcar Lib - (bowl down to one qualifier): Lockwood Con B v Grange Moor, Linthwaite Hall B v Longwood BC A.
The two-lane highway, which links the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, was down to one lane for about an hour.
Washington insiders say one reason new Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's popularity is soaring, both internationally and on Capitol Hill, comes down to one word--taxes.
My recommendation that you drop everything and drive 200 miles, if necessary, to see Little Miss Sunshine comes down to one thing: I was still laughing out loud as the credits rolled.
Like me, they couldn't always narrow it down to one person.
Locating a window, he kicked out the screen, climbed onto the porch roof, and handed Allisson down to one of his sisters.
It is a privilege to take a customer operating two or three shifts down to one and radically reduce operating costs for electricity, baling wire and labor.
You can drag out all the fancy sociological explanations that you want as to why women seem far more concerned than men about homeland security, but it boils down to one thing: Men just don't "do" risk assessment ("Homeland Security is for Girls," Garance Franke-Ruta, April).
We reduced from two shifts and were down to one shift at the end," says Corbeil, "and that's because of the markets and countervailing duties.
Until now, says Schmidt, scientists have offered two hypotheses, or educated guesses, to explain menacing shower curtains: "It always came down to one person's opinion versus another's," he says.
The '80s explosion of unofficial Soviet art in the West seems to have boiled down to one name: Ilya Kabakov.
It's down to one play, and your kid's got the ball.
Marquette, whose three seniors played in the Final Four as freshmen in 2003 but had to wait three years for a return trip to the tournament, made a strong second-half run, slicing the 14-point halftime lead down to one in just seven minutes.
The failure of the pure-play wireless middleware market boils down to one thing--its focus on selling technology rather than solving business problems.