Translation: from spanish

get to the bottom of

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  • get to the bottom of — {v. phr.} To find out the real cause of. * /The superintendent talked with several students to get to the bottom of the trouble./ * /The doctor made several tests to get to the bottom of the man s headaches./ Compare: GET TO THE HEART OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to the bottom of — {v. phr.} To find out the real cause of. * /The superintendent talked with several students to get to the bottom of the trouble./ * /The doctor made several tests to get to the bottom of the man s headaches./ Compare: GET TO THE HEART OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the bottom — See: GET TO THE BOTTOM OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the bottom — See: GET TO THE BOTTOM OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scrape the bottom of the barrel — {v. phr.}, {informal} To use or take whatever is left after the most or the best has been taken; accept the leftovers. * /At first they took out quarters, but they had so little money that they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel and paid with …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scrape the bottom of the barrel — {v. phr.}, {informal} To use or take whatever is left after the most or the best has been taken; accept the leftovers. * /At first they took out quarters, but they had so little money that they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel and paid with …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Bottom — Bot tom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bottomed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bottoming}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; followed by on or upon. [1913 Webster] Action is supposed to be bottomed upon principle. Atterbury.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottom — I. noun Etymology: Middle English botme, from Old English botm; akin to Old High German bodam bottom, Latin fundus, Greek pythmēn Date: before 12th century 1. a. the underside of something b. a surface (as the seat of a chair) designed to support …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bottom — See: BET ONE S BOOTS or BET ONE S BOTTOM DOLLAR, FROM THE BOTTOM OF ONE S HEART, FROM TO , GET TO THE BOTTOM OF, HIT BOTTOM or TOUCH BOTTOM, ROCK BOTTOM, SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bottom — See: BET ONE S BOOTS or BET ONE S BOTTOM DOLLAR, FROM THE BOTTOM OF ONE S HEART, FROM TO , GET TO THE BOTTOM OF, HIT BOTTOM or TOUCH BOTTOM, ROCK BOTTOM, SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get behind — {v.} 1. To go too slowly: be late; do something too slowly. * /The post office got behind in delivering Christmas mail./ Syn.: FALL BEHIND. Contrast: KEEP UP. 2. {informal} To support; help. * /A club is much better if members get behind their… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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