As with many, this trial will boil down to the accused vs. the victim.
But this is small ball compared to the major issues in your life, which boil down to: do people love me?
But if you boil down the work that I do with families, I help them change their loved ones.
The businesses go away for a lot of reasons, but all of them boil down to this: it's too expensive to do business in Newark.
A lot of people think the games industry is going to boil down to mobile, small-scale distractions: Angry Birds, and the like.
I have known the Igorot to operate the crusher until midnight, and to boil down the juice throughout the night.
Mix and boil down to one quart; when cool give it as a drench.
As I was sitting on the ground by them next morning, lamenting I had nothing to boil down their blubber in, an idea struck me.
Addison and I went over one afternoon to see them "boil down."
They taught our New England ancestors how to tap the trees and boil down the sirup and how to "sugar off."
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.
I am impatient, and my blood boyls high. [Thomas Otway, "Alcibiades," 1675]Related: Boiled; boiling. Boiling point is recorded from 1773.
"hard tumor," altered from Middle English bile (Kentish bele), perhaps by association with the verb; from Old English byl, byle "boil, carbuncle," from West Germanic *buljon- "swelling" (cf. Old Frisian bele, Old High German bulia, German Beule). Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to swell" (see bole), or from *beu- "to grow, swell" (see bull (n.2); also cf. boast). Cf. Old Irish bolach "pustule," Gothic ufbauljan "to puff up," Icelandic beyla "hump."
A painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncle.
To reduce to the essential elements: It all boils down to who gets there faster (1880+)
(rendered "botch" in Deut. 28:27, 35), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7; Isa. 38:21) or of the Egyptians (Ex. 9:9, 10, 11; Deut. 28:27, 35). It designates the disease of Job (2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.