when it comes right down to it

when it comes right down to it

When you speak about or consider something plainly, with all facts, details, or aspects taken into account. When it comes right down to it, voters care more about issues that affect them directly than things that affect others or will have an impact on them in the future. I'm sure they have their fancy arguments and leaps of logic ready, but when it comes right down to it, what they did is theft, plain and simple.
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when it comes right down to it

Cliché all things considered; when one really thinks about something. When it comes right down to it, I'd like to find a new job. When it comes right down to it, he can't really afford a new car.
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LS: I'm wondering about this kind of reluctance to call yourself an artist, when it comes right down to it. I'm wondering if that maybe was an inheritance from your dad.
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