come down to

phrasal verb
came down to; come down to; coming down to; comes down to

Definition of come down to

: to have (something) as the most important part People talk about various reasons for the company's failure, but it all comes down to one thing: a lack of leadership. The election is going to come down to which candidate seems most trustworthy to the voters.

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“Come down to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20down%20to. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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