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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That's why it's critical an investor be very careful when considering whether to put money in a proposal, he said.<br />"You have to cross your T's and dot your I's because ultimately, you have to trust people," Whitehill said.
* Winn suggested that you cross your t's and dot your i's as well, even to the point of making sure you "have a trade error log, even if you have never made such an error."
"I've learned that you need to cross your t's and dot your i's before you go over a major project like this," he said.
: a mark ' used to show that letters or figures are missing (as in "can't" for "cannot" or "'76" for "1776") or to show the possessive case (as in "Mike's") or the plural of letters or figures (as in "cross your t's")