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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 received not 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 down

To write something down, often in haste. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jot" and "down." Let me just grab a pen so I can jot that number down. Here, I jotted down some ideas for you.
See also: down, jot

jot or tittle

The smallest change. "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 you run every jot or tittle by the boss first. We can't afford to lose any money on this deal.
See also: jot, tittle

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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Most people did not expect that the court would consider that issue, according to Jots, because the lower courts rejected the claim, and "no federal court has ever found a condition in a federal funding law to be coercive.
Part of what's going on is both sides are preparing to describe any result as politically driven rather than legally driven," Jots said.
Generally, Jots said, the justices will know fairly soon after the oral arguments where they come down on the issues, and then they will hash out how and by whom the decision will be written.
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Since that time, “The JOTS Difference” has been revered as one of the nation's most progressive providers of portable restrooms, luxury restroom trailers and temporary fencing.
JOTS also made a donation to the RAINE Foundation, money which came from a forfeited bonus by over 40 employees combined with a company match, to aid their efforts.
Since that time, “The JOTS Difference” has produced one of the nation's most progressive providers of portable restrooms with state of the art facilities, the highest quality products, accountable service technicians with incentives for perfect service, and the development of service vehicle specifications which are now considered the industry standard nationwide, among others.
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