Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

boil(s) down to

boil down toboils down to
1) reduce or simplify something to its most basic or important aspect
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    • the issue boils down to
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Essentially, our options boiled down to either continuing to pay a large amount of rent every month, or taking the big step of buying a house of our own.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Your report is too long. You need to cut out the unnecessary business jargon and boil it down to about 2000 words.
    2. The issue boils down to one thing - money. If we can't secure funding then the plan will be dead in the water.
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