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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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Whatever name one applies charity, socialism, assistance it still boils down to someone needing help and what the response should be to that call for help.
MARK STEWART confessed his early opener for Dumbarton may have been down to someone else.
You can talk down to someone, or go over the top - that's disrespect.
What's the point of being tied down to someone in a relationship that isn't even fun?
Nawal has decided to produce her own music in the future rather than be tied down to someone Else's guidelines.
When we see other people let us pass into a traffic lane, we feel good, and then those values are going to pass down to someone else.
We've had all sorts of things go on and we report them to the Chief Superintendent in Solihull and he passes it down to someone who passes it down and nothing gets done.
Denise Robertson, despite her self-styled guru knowledge, failed to understand this word, which is sometimes used in Wales by the more bombastic among us when talking down to someone in a would-be intimidating manner.
But Gwent Police said they believed the stunt was down to someone hacking into the web site rather than a terrorist threat.
In the same spirit, the trials of the Russian space station Mir have been put down to someone knocking the nails in crooked, and of course, browsing the news archives, there seems to be an abundance of Bill Gates-related spoof articles.
Until a judge is standing in the shoes of a parent who has lost their child, it is very hard when you have to hear such a minimal sentence handed down to someone who has destroyed your life.
It struck a chord with her to see the looks on their faces, from someone age 80 down to someone age 4 who seems as if they've been watching this team for the last 30 years.
But Lambert (above), who won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and four Scottish titles with Celtic, retorted: "For another manager to come out saying such stupid things is annoying and I won't lie down to someone who has never played at the top level.