I was reading one of article there I found 1 sentence & I am not able judge the meaning of that. Can somebody tell me what exactly is "It just comes down to a matter of taste" Full sentence Both have the same functionality and can do the exact same thing, it just comes down to a matter of taste.

  • The usual metaphor would be - "...it just boils down to a matter of taste". – WS2 Jul 5 '18 at 8:38
  • Look up "come down to" + "meaning". – Edwin Ashworth Jul 5 '18 at 10:15
  • Click "close" above and look at the bottom option. – Hot Licks Jul 5 '18 at 11:28

"It just comes down to a matter of taste"

"It just comes down to"

Means you could argue all week but there really is nothing between them, they are both equal in good points and bad points so neither side will win the argument.

"a matter of taste" Obviously started as a food description do you prefer your steak rare or well done "it is all a matter of taste" but has now been expanded to cover any area where there is no subjective difference just personal preference.

you could write 4+4+4 or 4*3 it is just a matter of taste.

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  • I got your point for "matter of test". But for "It just comes down to" you might be correct, however i feel something is strange either the formation of both 2 phrases "It just comes down to a matter of taste" or your explanation. – Priyanka Agrawal Jul 5 '18 at 10:39
  • @PriyankaAgrawal It just comes down to means "it's a flip of the coin." It's arbitrary—or random. There's nothing that's significantly swaying the result one way or the other. – Jason Bassford Jul 5 '18 at 12:45
  • @Jason, you explained well. Now it hit upon my mind. – Priyanka Agrawal Jul 5 '18 at 13:18

It denotes personal preference or style.

Based on the original author's usage, I would take it as: Both do the same, the choice is based on the user's preference.

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  • What does it mean comes down? We could say matter of test instead of saying comes down & word test instead of choice. – Priyanka Agrawal Jul 5 '18 at 7:37

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