Definition of “dot the i's and cross the t's” - English Dictionary

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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 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)

“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 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)

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