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Get to the bottom of


Discover the truth. Find an answer; especially to discover who is responsible for a wrong doing. ‘Bottom’ is used as in the bottom of a barrel to discover some hidden fact. (Compare to Suss-out, Dig up or Get to the heart of.)

“Since no one in our office would admit they had broken the computer, our manager had a meeting individually with each of us to get to the bottom of the accident.”

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