Idioms

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Idioms

get to the bottom

get to the bottom

Meaning

  • to find out the truth relating to a situation
  • to uncover what exactly happened
  • to reveal facts through investigation

Example Sentences

  1. The murderer will not get away with it, the news anchor said. She assured the audiences that the police will get to the bottom of it all.
  2. To get to the bottom of this, I will need to stay awake and guard the kitchen. That is perhaps the best way to find out myself of where all the cupcakes are going.
  3. It is wonderful that you are travelling so far to get to the bottom of your family history. Very few people have such zeal to know about their roots.
  4. I need to get to the bottom of this mystery or I will not be able to close the book and sleep.
  5. It is doubtful if political interference will allow the investigators to get to the bottom of the case.

Origin

The speculation around the origin lies in unearthing architectural artefacts relating to other eras to be able to find out more about that time. To get to the bottom would literally require to dig things out of the bottom. This helps archaeologists find out the truth about the way of life and make estimates about how advanced the race was. The literary origin is, however, not traceable.

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