cross (one's) t's

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cross (one's) t's

To do something carefully and make sure that every last minor detail is completed. Please make sure to cross your t's when signing this contract. I made sure to cross my t's when installing the circuit breaker—you can never be too careful with electrical work.
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cross (one's) t's

To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
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Initial plans for the two-day European Council summit in Brussels envisaged a round-table discussion on Thursday afternoon, when leaders could set out their reservations about the package, followed by latenight negotiations by officials to cross Ts and dot Is.
He said: "There has been an incident regarding some divers which was reported to the committee yesterday and we are taking legal advice to dot Is and cross Ts on it.