come down to

Also, come right down to. Amount to or be reduced to, as in It all comes down to a matter of who was first in line, or When it comes right down to it, you have to admit he was mistaken. [Late 1800s] Also see boil down, def. 2.

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How to use come down to in a sentence

  • My dear Mrs Dancy, there's no need at all for you to come down to-morrow; take a rest and nurse your head.

  • Don't be tied to her apron-string; come down to-night, we are going to have a real jolly time in Joe's room.

  • Well, he'll come down to-day and I'll pack him back to Battle Butte.

    The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
  • But now I must tell you why I've come down to-day; you know I was to have been here next week.

    Miss Mackenzie | Anthony Trollope
  • I think perhaps Sir Wilfrid Spence needn't come down to-morrow.

    The Divine Fire | May Sinclair