down to (someone or something)

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down to (someone or something)

Including everyone or everything in a group or list. The person or thing stated is usually a minor aspect. 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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Police were forced to reduce the road down to one lane.
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.
Gordon Brown (now raising millions for charity) introduced a two-week guarantee to see a cancer specialist (which will go down to one week if Labour win the election).
We had too large a shipbuilding industry in this country for what we are able to sustain and we had to come down to one dockyard.
Tomorrow's draw: At Golcar Lib - (bowl down to one qualifier): Lockwood Con B v Grange Moor, Linthwaite Hall B v Longwood BC A.
One writer, in other words, says that the unity of Sacred Scripture is so complete that it all boils down to one Word (namely, Jesus), a fully supportable claim, and another writer confirms this by stating, "The books contain ...
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.
is a straightforward advice guide for lay readers about gaining control of one's financial independence and ensuring that one's wealth is properly handed down to one's heirs.
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.
"Starting in March [2006], we have consolidated that down to one facility where we can have up to 200 engineers working together." BMW made the decision to build its $19-million complex in June 2004 and within 10 months the construction of the three test buildings and multiple tracks was completed.
EVER SINCE CELLPHONES BECAME POPULAR, IT'S BECOME SO EASY FOR PEOPLE TO CALL THAT WE'VE CUT OUR CONTEST TIME DOWN TO ONE MINUTE!
"In order to balance the budget, we would have had to go down to one faculty person and that's not a program," he noted.
Like me, they couldn't always narrow it down to one person.
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.
He added: "While the works are going on, some junctions are down to one lane and some carriageways into town are down to one lane.