get to the bottom of something

get to the bottom of something
get to the bottom of something phrase
to find out the true cause or explanation of a bad situation

She was determined to get to the bottom of what went wrong.

Thesaurus: to find out informationsynonym
Main entry: bottom

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get to the bottom of sth idiom
to find out the real cause of sth, especially sth unpleasant

I won't rest until I've got to the bottom of this!

Main entry:bottomidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get to the bottom of something — get to the bottom of (something) to discover the truth about a situation. The family finally got to the bottom of why their boy was killed. (often + question word) How will investigators get to the bottom of the affair with so little evidence? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get to the bottom of something — to find out the true cause or explanation of a bad situation She was determined to get to the bottom of what went wrong …   English dictionary

  • get to the bottom of — (something) to discover the truth about a situation. The family finally got to the bottom of why their boy was killed. (often + question word) How will investigators get to the bottom of the affair with so little evidence? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get to the bottom of — To discover the explanation of • • • Main Entry: ↑bottom * * * find an explanation for (a mystery) he hopes to get to the bottom of the scam * * * get to the bottom of : to find out the true reason for or cause of (something) Police are working… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get to the bottom of — get to the real issue; figure something out, unravel the mystery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get down to bedrock — get to the root of something, get to the bottom of something (problem, subject, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bottom — bot|tom1 [ batəm ] noun *** ▸ 1 lowest/deepest part ▸ 2 part farthest from you ▸ 3 lowest level in status ▸ 4 part of body you sit on ▸ 5 pants ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) singular the lowest part of something: The page had a line missing from the bottom.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bottom — I UK [ˈbɒtəm] / US [ˈbɑtəm] noun Word forms bottom : singular bottom plural bottoms *** 1) [singular] the lowest part of something The page had a line missing from the bottom. bottom of: She ran down to the bottom of the hill. at the bottom (of… …   English dictionary

  • bottom — bot|tom1 W3S1 [ˈbɔtəm US ˈba: ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lowest part)¦ 2¦(lowest side)¦ 3¦(lowest inner part)¦ 4¦(lowest social position/rank)¦ 5¦(ocean/river)¦ 6¦(body)¦ 7¦(clothes)¦ 8¦(furthest part)¦ 9 get to the bottom of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bottom — ► NOUN 1) the lowest point or part of something. 2) the furthest point or part of something. 3) the lowest position in a competition or ranking. 4) chiefly Brit. a person s buttocks. 5) (also bottoms) the lower half of a two piece garment. ► ADJE …   English terms dictionary

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