To boil down

to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup.

See also: Boil

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This could thus be a survival of the fittest with the title chase also expected to boil down to putting on the final day with the course's last line of defense tipped to challenge even the steadiest players in the stellar cast.
Gavin (pictued left) has admitted defeat in his battle to boil down to the 60kg lightweight limit and has flown home to Birmingham today after leaving the team's holding camp in Macau, where he had been left behind in order to make one final push.
Gavin has admitted defeat in his battle to boil down to the 60kg lightweight limit and has left the team's holding camp in Macau, where he had been left behind in order to make one final push.
Frankie Gavin insists his struggle to boil down to the 60kg lightweight limit will not affect his chances of adding Olympic gold to the world title he already owns.
Both horses are well suited by today's conditions - 7f on fast ground - and both are ridden from behind, so it's probably going to boil down to whoever has the run of the race.
At the end of the day, the arguments all seem to boil down to something similar: If it were more like me, the Republican Party would be better off.
The challenge was to boil down nearly five decades and four storeys worth of stuff into a much smaller cache that could be contained in a one-bedroom senior's apartment.
"The only way to control the increased CO2 is to control our consumption of fossil fuels, and that is going to boil down to individual lifestyle choices." CONTACT: University of Michigan Biological Station, (734)763-4461, www.umich.edu/~umbs.
The biggest obstacle facing children is adults who try to boil down these complicated debates to an argument about sex.
What findtheDOT has done is to boil down the bytes representing a URL--even one with lots of punctuation marks--into a printable circle about 1/4-inch in diameter.
Now comes the hard work for director Roger Tames, who is heading for the edit suite to boil down a couple of hours of film into 30 minutes, minus adverts.