Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get to the bottom of

get to the bottom of
Meaning(s)
1) discover the cause or explanation for something
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    • get to the bottom of what went wrong
  • Analysis

    To get to the bottom of something means to discover an explanation for a mystery or to uncover the real reason for something that was unknown or undiscovered. When you get to the bottom of something you reveal the truth or solve a mystery.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I still haven't managed to get to the bottom of how my window got broken. It's a mystery!
    2. The police stated that they were very confident about getting to the bottom of the crime.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. After the deal fell through, I ordered a thorough review so that we could get to the bottom of what went wrong.
    2. I don't know who has been passing top secret information to our competitors, but I'm determined to get to the bottom of it!
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