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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.
Translations of “be at the bottom of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是…的根源,是…的本質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 是…的根源,是…的本质…
(Definition of be at the bottom of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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