Dot Your I's and Cross Your T's

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To do something very carefully

Etymology:

  • In order to be good penman, you should be careful with things like the dots over the i's and the lines crossing the t's. Nowadays, this idiom is widely used for being extremely careful by giving extreme concentration to fine points in any task we do.
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Mr. Potter writes perfect reports, he dots all his i’s and crosses his t’s.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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