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jot and tittle

The smallest detail(s). "Jot," derived from the word for the Greek letter "iota," is a small amount, while a "tittle" is the dot over a lowercase i. Make sure every jot and tittle in the contract is perfect. We can't lose money over some typo or technicality.
See also: and, jot, tittle

not a jot

Not even a tiny or the smallest amount (of something). I worked all of that overtime and didn't get a jot of extra cash for my efforts. Look at him—there's not a jot of shame in his eyes for what he's done. A: "Did you get any help on your assignment from the study group?" B: "Not a jot. They were all too busy gossiping."
See also: jot, not

jot something down

to make a note of something. This is important. Please jot this down. Jot down this note, please.
See also: down, jot

not one/a ˈjot (or ˈtittle)

(informal) not even the smallest amount: There’s not a jot of truth in the story.It seems that his divorce has not affected him one jot.She doesn’t seem to care a jot what I do.
See also: jot, not, one

jot down

v.
To write down something briefly or hastily: The secretary jotted the message down. I jotted down the homework assignment.
See also: down, jot

jot or tittle

The slightest change. In the King James version of Matthew 5:18 we read, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” A “jot” was an iota, a very small quantity (we still use the expression “not one iota of truth”); a tittle was a tiny accent mark. Accordingly, to have said “not one jot or tittle” was a very erudite way of refusing to make even the most minor alteration.
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This best practice benefits residents in that they don't have to remember what their comments on a particular meal were at the next resident food committee meeting, they can jot it down immediately.
Jot it down directly on the screen in a virtual "sticky note" for quick reminders.
An exposure draft proposing revisions to the Joint AICPA/NASBA Statement on Standards Jot Continuing Professional Education currently in effect was issued a year ago by the Joint AICPA/NASBA Committee on CPE Standards.
Jot lets you type or paste text into a window on your computer and save the note.
Coaches who do not like to carry a clipboard around may jot down the practice plan on notecards and carry them around somewhere on their person.
Unlike Coward's final work, Song at Twilight, an unusually (for him) frank portrait of an aging gay writer blackmailed over some old love letters to a boyfriend, Waiting in the Wings isn't likely to alter anyone's assessment of the playwright a jot.
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Keep a notepad handy, and jot down what you are doing in 15-minute segments.
Soonr, a leader in secure business cloud services that transform tablets like the iPad into business productivity tools, today announced that it will partner with Adonit to offer the new Jot Touch Pressure Sensitive iPad stylus support on Soonr Scribble.
Finland-based test and production solutions company Jot Automation and Finland-based manufacturing solutions provider Ginolis have inked an agreement under which Ginolis will acquire Jot Automation's Life Science Division.
29 January 2015 - Finland-based test and production solutions company Jot Automation and Finland-based manufacturing solutions provider Ginolis have inked an agreement under which Ginolis will acquire Jot Automation's Life Science Division.