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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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