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to be (more) precise

To be more accurate; to provide better or more correct details. You'll need to pay nearly $500 for various entry visas to get into the country—$485, to be precise. It seems like the political party is finally starting to gain some amount of clout in parliament, or, to be more precise, they have become less marginalized and disliked.
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to be (more) preˈcise

(also more preˈcisely) used to show that you are giving more detailed and accurate information about something you have just mentioned: The shelf is about a metre long — well, 98 cm, to be precise.The problem is due to discipline, or, more precisely, the lack of discipline, in schools.
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