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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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Elsewhere, Rita asks Gemma to consider whether her sickness might be down to something other than alcohol.
So it sometimes ends up watering down to something that's not as spectacular as your original idea.
It could be hormonal, which is something she could ask her GP about, or it could be down to something external like stress at work.
"The engine of our growth comes down to something very simple: people," said Berger.
Choosing one is the essential first step in Berger's process, for the references she hones in on--setting no parameters for herself except "historical" and narrowing it down to something as specific as a 17th-century Chinese abacus--become the aesthetic touchstones that inform yet-to-be-realized pieces.
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.
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.
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." (ANI)
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'.
Expectations levels have finally come down to something like where they should be, which is nice.
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.