Get to the Bottom of Something

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To discover the root cause of something, to find out and investigate the actual cause of matter

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  • In 16th century many writers used this expression. We know the bottom means the root or starting point of something. When you give a deep insight into something, research it thoroughly and have enough investigation, you get to the bottom of something. It depicts how something gets started, or the real cause of something.
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We must not believe in rumors until we get to the bottom of something.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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