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boil down

Submitted by ϕιλομαθής on Thu, 12/07/2018 - 14:35

Meanings of "boil down"

English

to condense or summarize or the summary itself
Example: The President's speech boiled down to a plea for more money.

Explained by ϕιλομαθής on Thu, 12/07/2018 - 14:35
Explained by ϕιλομαθής

"boil down" in lyrics

Enzo Enzo - Just a good person

deluded by her boredom.

What does her life boil down to
that she could recall like a painting[fn]a pun on the French saying "je ne peux plus voir ça en peinture" (I can't stand this anymore), lit. "I cannot even see a painting of this"[/fn]

Beogradski Sindikat - Beef

breakfast makes me sick as if I'm crunching in pig slop,
From all the nobleness, so-so economy,
All the numerous changes boil down to deceits
Give then take, slept on ciggies

Linton Kwesi Johnson - My Revolutionary Friend

You don't notice how the landscape shifts
It's like there is a volcanoe underneath and nothing can stop it
'Cause things just bubble and boil down below
Strata[fn]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strata[/fn] separates and refolds

Sean Strange - Indirect Honesty

My cult will remain, You'll feel the aftermath. Half the original long gone, They weren't loyal
A fire waiting to happen, I matched the burning oil
Boil down your temper, I don't like they way you coming at me
You lost a valued member, Now you'll have to come and catch me

New Found Glory - Sonny

an empty chair at all the tables
and I'll be seeing you when all my days boil down
for now we'll say good bye

Manel - Common People

You’ll never understand other people’s failures,
you’ll never comprehend how dreams
can boil down to laughing and drinking and moving on,
and, if possible, having a fuck from time to time.

mewithoutYou - In A Sweater Poorly Knit

But they were maybe ankle high
Take the fingers from your flute to weave your colored yarns
And boil down your fruit to preserves in Mason jars
But now the books are overdue and the goats are underfed