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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.
(Definition of to the letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “to the letter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一丝不苟地, 丝毫不差地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一絲不苟地, 絲毫不差地…
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