with a fine-tooth comb

with a fine-tooth comb

if you examine something with a fine-tooth comb, you examine every part of it very carefully I'd advise you to examine your insurance policy with a fine-tooth comb to make sure you're covered if you take your car abroad.
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I would be devastated if there was anything like PPI because we have been through the business with a fine-tooth comb.
And despite bagging all three points against Ton, perfectionist Pressley will go over the game with a fine-tooth comb in his search for ways to improve his young side.
She turns up every Friday at 2pm and goes over the baby with a fine-tooth comb, examining his finger-nails, his hair, his skin and just looks back at me cool as a cucumber when my blood is obviously boiling.
Every single call is much appreciated and we are going through them with a fine-tooth comb.
They went over the contract of the fight with a fine-tooth comb.
Nits are removed by treating the hair with a fine-tooth comb or by pulling them out one by one.
But to make absolutely sure he'll go to the vet in the morning and my man will go over him with a fine-tooth comb.
Sources close to the talks say the Government has gone through the deal with a fine-tooth comb.
Given the task of examining customer operations with a fine-tooth comb, they "created a marriage of two different cultures," explains Jackson, which wasn't easy.
Therefore, it is critical that you go over these complaints and orders with a fine-tooth comb to find out whether or not the service reduction actually affects all of the tenants who have signed the complaint.
In fact, they should be going over it with a fine-tooth comb in an effort to guarantee tens of thousands of often low-paid workers a better deal.
We went through that thing (the study) with a fine-tooth comb, making sure it was not going to have a biased approach,'' O'Connor said.
Anthem (NYSE:ATH) was drilled yesterday along with most of the major health insurers after it was announced that Eliot Spitzer plans to go over the business practices of the sector with a fine-tooth comb.
Discuss this and go through it with a fine-tooth comb with your agent or lawyer to ensure you know which rights you will retain and which you will have assigned or licensed to the publishing firm.