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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.
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Gossip. I know you think all that tittle-tattle is harmless, but one of these days a rumor is going to hurt someone.

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.
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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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In my Dad's case, he was very involved with the fans and interacting with people when he was quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, so I think it goes hand in hand to be involved in insurance," said Tittle.
They understand that they have a critical mission overseas," Tittle said.
Jones, who suffered a small puncture in one lung, volunteered to chauffeur Halberstam to the Tittle interview in response to an e-mail from the journalism school's alumni association saying the author was looking for a driver who would get $20 an hour and a one-on-one journalism lesson.
Tittle, who has worked with children and adolescents in various capacities, has divided the book in three parts.
And even if it could, many of them fly from airports that have tittle or no security, from which terrorists could easily steal one of the planes, bead for Reagan National when it is open to private aviation, and then at the last second turn the plane into a flying bomb headed for the White House or the Capitol.
Camera (color, DV), Morgan Susser; editors, Pete Beaudreau, Bently Tittle; music, Tim Nackashi; production designer, Andrew White; associate producers, Tittle, Dan Aguar; casting, Kimberly Mullen, Mark Mullen.
18, which featured freelance philosophy professor Peg Tittle, who advocates that would-be parents be licenced.
In recent years there has been much talk about "lifting" injuries but tittle mention of other causes of back pain/strain in nursing.
Kidpreneurs Konference program manager, explained, "This year, we plan to take the participants to a gospel recording studio so they can see a tittle bit of what happens behind the scenes when recording a song.
Tittle is based on the famous photo of Tittle on his knees after a hard tackle, helmet-less, with blood running down his face.
More troubling, however, is the demand to document every jot and tittle.
MADE is concerned at the lack of West Midlands developers and councils currently engaging in this process and its chief executive, David Tittle says that now is the time to act, before the juggernaut of development pushes projects through without due consideration of the impact on their locale and community.