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get to the bottom of

This page is about the idiom get to the bottom of.

Meaning: If you get to the bottom of something, you find out its real cause or the true story behind it.

For example:

  • The police don't know who did the robbery yet, but they promised to get to the bottom of it.

  • I'm not sure how a mistake like this could happen, but I'm determined to get to the bottom of it and make sure it never happens again.

Quick Quiz:

In order to get to the bottom of the boy's illness, the doctor

a. gave him some medicine

b. gave him some tests

c. gave him some advice

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Contributor: Matt Errey