Meaning of “be at the bottom of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be at the bottom of sth" in British English

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be at the bottom of sth

to be the real reason for or the cause of something:

The desire for money is at the bottom of much of the world's violence.

(Definition of “be at the bottom of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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