get\ to\ the\ bottom\ of

v. phr.
To find out the real cause of.

The superintendent talked with several students to get to the bottom of the trouble.

The doctor made several tests to get to the bottom of the man's headaches.

Compare: get to the heart of

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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