Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

down to (you)

down todown to you
Meaning(s)
1) be responsible for something or make a decision about it
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    • the decision/failure is down to you
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. All I can do is offer you advice, it's entirely down to you whether you decide to take it or not.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. As head of recruitment, it's down to me to find a suitable candidate for the vacant role.
    2. All the problems we're having with the client are down to you! You should never have been so rude to him.
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