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Today’s idiom is “dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s

Speaker A: How is project A coming along?.

Speaker B: It’s going great.  I think we will finish ahead of schedule.

Speaker A:  Sounds good, but don’t rush it.  Make sure that you dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s.

The letters ‘i and t’ are different from other letters because the have an additional step.  If we don’t put a dot over the i or a line across the t, then it will look like an l.  When we are writing something in a hurry, we sometimes forget to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.  As an idiom expression, it means to check over things carefully to avoid mistakes.  It means to do something carefully and correctly.

When writing a report for work, you should be sure to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s.

Try to make your own sentences using this idiom :)

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