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dot the i's and cross the t's

Definition of dot the i's and cross the t's in English:

informal Ensure that all details are correct.
Example sentences
  • He also told us last week that they just needed to dot the i's and cross the t's to complete their takeover but now he's saying the creditors' meeting won't take place until at least September.
  • I still think the military procurement system needs more flexibility - but it also needs to be managed by competent staffs with the capability to dot the i's and cross the t's of their contracts.
  • I didn't do much at work apart from filling out my appraisal as there is pressure to dot the i's and cross the t's as redundancy stalks the office for the SEVENTH time in 3 years.
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