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jot and tittle

The very smallest detail(s) or amount(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 afford to lose money over some typo or technicality. We'll be scanning each jot and tittle of these documents for errors.
See also: and, jot, tittle

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 very smallest detail(s) or amount(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. Typically used in negative constructions to mean nothing at all. Not a single jot or tittle goes past the eye of the boss without her noticing. Make sure no jot or tittle in this contract is out of place. We can't afford to lose money over some typo or technicality.
See also: 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 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.
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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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Through JOTS we are building the future of the Navy and the Supply Corps."
"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.
The Horizon acquisition marks the second such strategic venture in the summer of 2015 for JOTS. On Site Johnny (Hackensack, NJ) was acquired by JOTS in late June 2015 and has provided enhanced density in the already strong Bergen County, New Jersey portable sanitation market for the company.
Johnny on the Spot, LLC (JOTS), founded in 1969 and headquartered in Old Bridge, New Jersey, is a leading provider of portable restrooms, luxury restroom trailers, temporary fencing and other temporary site services in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
More than 120 Supply Corps junior officers attended the JOTS session.
Grant's day began at his own personalized locker where he received Johnny on the Spot apparel and then was given an informative tour of JOTS' facilities.
“We pride ourselves on having the finest equipment and the fastest turnaround time in the business to provide service to emergencies of all kinds, even at weddings in this case,” said JOTS Operations Manager Marvin Hyer Sr.
JOTS barricade fencing rentals feature Interlocking 7' wide panels constructed of durable 16-Gauge Steel.
Active sites with restrooms were phased-in to current JOTS routes prior to the closing date to eliminate any interruptions of service.
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While the wooden restrooms have since been replaced by the signature JOTS olive and brown plastic design and a complete line of luxury restroom models, the humble beginnings remain a fresh memory and a reminder of just how dramatically the company has grown.