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English definition of “to the letter”

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to the letter

If you obey instructions or rules to the letter, you do exactly what you have been told to do, giving great attention to every detail: I followed the instructions to the letter and it still went wrong.
Translations of “to the letter”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一絲不苟地, 絲毫不差地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一丝不苟地, 丝毫不差地…
(Definition of to the letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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