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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 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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David Tittle, MADE's interim chief executive, said: "We were determined to pick up the baton from CABE and ensure this popular event continues.
HOW ironic that West Bromwich MP Tom Watson should have found himself on the receiving end of tabloid tittle tattle over his alleged involvement in a plot to smear the Tory party.
She leaves one brother, Normand Gibeault and his wife Rollande of Sturbridge; her brother-in-law, Billy Tittle of Dudley; her sister-in-law, Del Germaine of Holland, Ma and many nieces and nephews.
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I was really pleased that it was an article, rather than just a tittle interview.
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That was really disconcerting to us as a university,'' BYU associate athletic director Duff Tittle said.