Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “(right) down to”

(right) down to

even including the following small or unimportant things or people : Amalie was dressed completely in black , right down to black lipstick and a black earring . Everyone, from the Director down to the secretaries , was questioned by the police .Including and containingComprising and consisting of Grammar:Down, downwards or Grammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:Grammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:
(Definition of (right) down to from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Including and containing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Translations of “(right) down to”

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More