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"dot the i's and cross the t's" in British English

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dot the i's and cross the t's

to ​pay a ​greatdeal of ​attention to the ​details of something, ​especially when you are ​trying to ​complete a ​task: The ​negotiations are ​nearlyfinished, 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)

"dot the i’s and cross the t’s" in American English

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dot the i’s and cross the t’s

finish the ​details: The proposal’s ​almostcomplete – 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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