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Whatīs the difference between itīs up to you and itīs down to you ?
There was once a moment when I was approached by my supervisor at work. He said to me, 'It's down to you to take the truck to the parking lot.'
He didn't say, It's up to you. Therefore, I can see a significant difference between the two phrases - with down, it's more of an order than with up.
To me "down to you" sounds like "it depends on you", whereas "up to you" is more like "the choice is yours". (not a teacher)
Last edited by stefan_kar; 28-May-2009 at 18:38.
"It's up to you" = It is your choice.
"It's down to you" = You are to blame or it is your responsibility, depending on context.