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dot (one's) i's

To do something carefully and make sure that every last minor detail is completed. Please make sure to dot your i's when signing this contract. I made sure to dot my i's when installing the circuit breaker—you can never be too careful with electrical work.
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dot (one's) i's

To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
See also: dot
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References in classic literature ?
"Den I said to him: 'Dost thou pretend to know monkeys und dis beast dot is lashing himself mad upon der sands, pecause you do not talk to him?
"But I knew dot I had made Bimi a life's enemy, pecause his fingers haf talk murder through the back of my neck.
"My friend," said Hans, composedly stretching himself to slumber, "it was not nice even to mineself dot I should lif after I had seen dot room wit der hole in der thatch.
"Dot is der broper apparatus to smoke, my young friendt," he said.
It is not my fault if der baby comes mit one arm first, so dot I can't save it.
The Dot is from my name Dotun and the G represents Ginger because I have a lot of ginger.
For 2019, Puyat said the DOT is rooting for a refreshed "It's More Fun in The Philippines" campaign and sustainable tourism industry for both domestic and foreign travelers.
The Amazon Echo Dot is priced at Rs 4,499, the Amazon Echo is priced at Rs 9,999 and the Amazon Echo Plus is priced at Rs 14,999.
This year, DOT is projecting over a hundred port calls in the Philippines bringing in an estimated 122,000 cruise passengers.
The dot is in focus with my contacts in, and lining up a shot in low light or darkness is much faster, especially without my corrective lenses.
"This is the first time that winners of the renowned red dot design award will be showcased in the Middle East and as a strategic partner, red dot will not only raise awareness of its awards programme, but it will be perceived as a benchmark for product design throughout the Arab world." The red dot is an internationally recognised quality label for excellent design, selected through the 'red dot design award' competition in the fields of product design, communication design and design concepts.
"Dot is a popular character and I am hoping it will have the right effect.
But Dot is still worried about flying again and whether the terrorists decide to do something on the anniversary."
Based on the NTDP, the DOT is targeting tourism sector employment to hit 6.5 million by the end of the Duterte administration in 2022.