I have found the following definitions:
In CALD: If a situation or problem boils down to something that is the main reason for it.
In LAAD: If a long statement, argument etc. boils down to something that thing is the main reason of it.
So if A boils down to B,
B will be the source of problems or A will be the source of problems? I think based on the above definitions, B will be the reason of problems.Am I right?
For instance, most of the family arguments boil down to favoritism. So does it mean that favoritism is the source of problems?
Thanks a million.
Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.
You boil something down to get to its essence. Like making maple syrup. The collected sap is boiled down until it is a syrup.