when you come (right) down to it

idiom

: when one considers what is really true
It's nice to be rich, but when you come (right) down to it, it's more important to be healthy and happy.

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“When you come (right) down to it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/when%20you%20come%20%28right%29%20down%20to%20it. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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