letter perfect

letter perfect

Correct in every detail; verbatim. The term comes from the nineteenth-century stage, in which actors were told to memorize their parts precisely to the letter of every word. It probably evolved from an earlier expression, to the letter, which had very much the same meaning. “I will obey you to the letter,” wrote Byron (Sardanapalus, 1821).
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Duncan's partner of 15 years is the sane and self-aware Annie (Byrne, letter perfect), heard in voice-over as she walks through town bemoaning her fate.
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"In the recent May issue," Bill notes, "I liked Richard Lederer's article '"Letter Perfect, but I have a question.
An extensive background in songwriting and production, Hale's letter perfect musical ear, with Eshe's rich vocal styling and lyrical expression is made harmonious with Mabanua's culturally diverse creative energy as a power player of multi-cultural rhythms and wide ranged ability to add unique distinction to a composition.
Mum is so fussy, she likes neat and tidy handwriting, being a teacher, and wants every letter perfect!
LETTER PERFECT Tracy Reese beaded pink frock, $458, L.
A few years ago, supraspinatus (a rotator cuff muscle) got translated as "fish banana." Today, the software transcribes all kinds of medical terminology letter perfect, doctors said.
* MATT MONRO: THE SINGER'S SINGER by Michele Monro (Titan, pounds 17.99, hb) A SINGER once said "his pitch was right on the nose: his word enunciation letter perfect: his understanding of a song thorough.
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Jarvis's performance is letter perfect: he changes voices, remains in character, and gallops this winner straight across the finish line.
Implementation of the transaction must be letter perfect. If the implementation is deficient or sloppy, the CRA will have a stronger argument that the transaction was legally ineffective and was implemented for the primary purpose of obtaining a tax benefit.
Aside from the fact that this is a fairly somber affair, something that comes with the territory when you're listening to cello music, the performances and sound are almost letter perfect.