Meaning of “come down to sth” in the English Dictionary

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come down to sth

phrasal verb with come uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ verb came, come

C2 If a situation or decision comes down to something, that is the thing that influences it most:

What it all comes down to is your incredible insecurity.
It all comes down to money in the end.
[ + question word ] Eventually our choice of hotel will come down to how much we can afford.

If a situation or problem comes down to something, it can be described or explained most simply in that way:

What the problem comes down to is whether the consumer will be willing to pay more for a higher quality product.

(Definition of “come down to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)