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dot the i's and cross the t's

to pay a great deal of attention to the details of something, especially when you are trying to complete a task: The negotiations are nearly finished, but we still have to dot the i's and cross the t's.
(Definition of dot the i's and cross the t's from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dot the i’s and cross the t’s

finish the details: The proposal’s almost complete – all we have to do now is dot the i's and cross the t's.
(Definition of dot the i’s and cross the t’s from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dot the i's and cross the t's”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在完成某项工作时)一丝不苟,注重细节…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在完成某項工作時)一絲不苟,注重細節…
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