boil down to haggling

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bevin

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France, French
Hi

I can't understand an email from a colleague. He says that my answer is not super clear but it seems to boil down to haggling...

Never heard

Somebody help me?

Cheers
 
  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Hi.

    From Dictionary.com:
    boil down,
    a.to reduce the quantity of by boiling off liquid.
    b.to shorten; abridge.
    c.to be simplifiable or summarizable as
    ; lead to the conclusion that; point: It all boils down to a clear case of murder.

    Haggling:
    an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

    I could be very wrong, but I think your colleague is trying to say that he didn't understand your answer completely, and it looks to him like you're arguing/bargaining/fighting over something - what word fits there, you should know from the context.
     
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