Meaning: to take a complex thing apart into smaller pieces

Examples:

If you have a complex problem, try breaking it down and solving the smaller pieces.

I like the way she analyzes that song, breaking it down into single parts.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.