when it comes (right) down to it

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: when really necessary or important When it comes down to it, he can be generous.

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“When it comes (right) down to it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/when%20it%20comes%20%28right%29%20down%20to%20it. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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