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    That's what I want.
    But it's not down to me, is it?

    What's the meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    That's what I want.
    But it's not down to me, is it?

    What's the meaning?
    It means "It's not my responsibility" or "It isn't/wasn't my fault" (depending on context).

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    Default Re: Down to somebody

    Depending on context, could it also mean 'it is not for me to decide'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedwig View Post
    Depending on context, could it also mean 'it is not for me to decide'?
    It could, yes. I would have included that in "It's not my responsibilty [to do whatever the subject of the conversation is, whether it's a decision or something else]".

    That would lead to "That's not down to me to decide, is it?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It could, yes. I would have included that in "It's not my responsibilty [to do whatever the subject of the conversation is, whether it's a decision or something else]".

    That would lead to "That's not down to me to decide, is it?"


    Thanks, ems. I thought it was implied in "it's not my responsibility" but I needed reassurance.

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