boiled down[ boil ]SEE DEFINITION OF boiled down
Synonyms for boiled down
- calling a spade a spade
- in a nutshell
- laid on the line
- on the button
- on the nose
- right to it
Antonyms for boiled down
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOILED DOWN
This soup strained, and boiled down to one half, becomes consommé.
Call it liberty, if you want to, but it's all boiled down now to Addington.
It tasted like Hades boiled down, and made me gasp for breath.
Mayne's last communique might have been boiled down to, "But I need it!"
The sun just boiled down on that roof and we were nearly melted.
Boiled down into the self-esteem of a single race, I don't admire them any more.
This she boiled down, and then poured the liquid into bamboo cases.
All the gospel in the world can be boiled down into a single precept.
This, as you see, will only make a small quantity when boiled down.
Not quite as crude as that, of course, but that's what it boiled down to, let me tell you!
early 13c., from Old French bolir "boil, bubble up, ferment, gush" (12c., Modern French bouillir), from Latin bullire "to bubble, seethe," from PIE base *beu- "to swell" (see bull (n.2)). The native word is seethe. Figurative sense of "to agitate the feelings" is from 1640s.
Related: Boiled; boiling. Boiling point is recorded from 1773.