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be down to (one)

To be someone's duty, decision, or responsibility. After your father retires, it will be down to you to lead the company. So I guess it's down to me then.
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be down to something

COMMON If something is down to something else, the second thing is the cause of the first. When you are asked to score goals, then a lot is down to confidence and Kevin has that. I think that the show's popularity is down to two things.
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be down to somebody/something

(informal)
1 be caused by a particular person or thing: She claimed her problems were down to the media.Our defeat in last week’s game is down to the goalkeeper, who played very badly.
2 be the responsibility of somebody: It’s down to you to check the doors and windows before we leave.
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be down to something

have nothing except one or a few items of the kind mentioned: I’m down to my last penny.
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No fragments which can be identified as belonging to the first period survive to give us even a general idea of the history of the earliest epic, and we are therefore thrown back upon the evidence of analogy from other forms of literature and of inference from the two great epics which have come down to us. So reconstructed, the earliest period appears to us as a time of slow development in which the characteristic epic metre, diction, and structure grew up slowly from crude elements and were improved until the verge of maturity was reached.
With the exception of a few of the musicians and singers, and of a few of the oligarchs, all the great creators of the period whose names have come down to us, were revolutionists.
By his comrades he was called "The Flame." He was undoubtedly a great genius; yet, beyond weird and haunting fragments of his verse, quoted in the writings of others, nothing of his has come down to us. He was executed by the Iron Heel in 1928 A.D.
The father of Zoology was Aristotle, as is universally conceded, but the name of its mother has not come down to us. Two of the science's most illustrious expounders were Buffon and Oliver Goldsmith, from both of whom we learn ( L'Histoire generale des animaux and A History of Animated Nature ) that the domestic cow sheds its horn every two years.
WHO wrote the stories which are found in the old Gaelic manuscripts we do not know, yet the names of some of the old Gaelic poets have come down to us. The best known of all is perhaps that of Ossian.
At first only we three stood alone, for a long time, watching you coming down to us, and feeling the breeze drop to a calm almost; but afterwards others, too, rose, one after another, and by-and-by I had all my crew behind me.
'Come down to us,' they said, 'we will do you no harm.'
I shall content myself with barely observing here, that of all the confederacies of antiquity, which history has handed down to us, the Lycian and Achaean leagues, as far as there remain vestiges of them, appear to have been most free from the fetters of that mistaken principle, and were accordingly those which have best deserved, and have most liberally received, the applauding suffrages of political writers.
Similarly the imports went down to US $ 6.628 billion in first eight months of current fiscal year from US $ 7.32 billion in same period of last year.
The left-back added: "We know we've let a lot of people down, but it is down to us now, down to us as players to show what our character is."
"If it were down to us, I'd already know the answer," sporting director Ralf Rangnick told kicker when asked whether Lookman would be at Leipzig next season," Rangnick said.
Pakistan has made it clear to the Trump administration that it will not bow down to US conditions.
"It is down to us. The fans support us every week, we need to keep them behind us by winning matches.
In world markets, oil prices varied yesterday after reports of reduction to Iraqi oil exports, and slow down to US oil digging wells.