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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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The engine of our growth comes down to something very simple: people," said Berger.
released stunning findings from a survey of cancer specialists that found that misdiagnosis in cancer was greatly underestimated, and that there is a pressing need for systemic changes to reduce misdiagnoses, from 15 percent to 28 percent of all medical cases, down to something much closer to zero.
Is it possible that it has caused countless upset stomachs and vomiting that has been put down to something else?
Gannett on one hand systematically destroys its products by cutting them down to something close to useless, while also holding onto $1 billion on the bottom line.
British sports car maker Trident says it is down to something they call Torque Multiplication technology, a defining feature of the new Iceni Grand Tourer model.
LDP THE world may well speed past at lightning pace, but then slow down to something rather more sedate - and annoying - as the train comes anywhere near Liverpool.
While lapping my monster ice-cream I came across monster rock, monster T-shirts, monster toys and books and postcards plus a monster exhibition, all down to something no-one has ever proved existed.
Nina Goad, of the British Association of Dermatologists, said: "This means that for the majority of people, greying hair is not down to something you have done, but to genetic factors beyond your control, and that generally your lifestyle will not greatly impact on when your hair loses its colour.
Professor Enright believes that at least 2,000 superbug deaths a year are still going unrecorded because 'a lot of people are never tested for these infections and their deaths are put down to something else'.
But if it comes down to something that will unduly affect already hard-pressed retailers then we will go into battle.
Expectations levels have finally come down to something like where they should be, which is nice.
Having struggled against much classier opposition last time, the seven-year-old is back down to something like his ideal level and a strong challenge is expected from him.
At the end of the day, the arguments all seem to boil down to something similar: If it were more like me, the Republican Party would be better off.
I'd be more sympathetic to a 35-year-old woman than someone in their 60s who has already had a family," she continued, "but this decision can't be down to something as arbitrary as the date on a birth certificate.
I also jumped in the Big Wood River and froze my wood down to something more like a button on a fur coat.