come down to

phrasal verb

came down to; come down to; coming down to; comes 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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