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    Translation correct?

    to dot every i and cross every t - ganz penibel sein

    Source Language Term

    to dot every i and cross every t

    Correct?

    ganz penibel sein

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    She had so throroughly examined and corrected every document that it was as if she had even added the final dot (.) to every uncompleted 'i' and the cross-bar (-) to every unfinished (uncrossed) 't'!
    Comment
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    Authorw14 May 09, 18:12
    Suggestions

    to dot every i and cross every t

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    ganz penibel sein



    Comment
    Ja, kann man durchaus so sagen.
    #1AuthorDW (EN) (241915) 14 May 09, 18:18
    Context/ examples
    Pons-Collins:
    to dot one's i's and cross one's t's - (fig) peinlich genau /or/ penibel sein

    Oxford-Duden;
    dot the i's and cross the t's - (fig.) peinlich genau sein

    NOAD:
    dot the i's and cross the t's - [informal] ensure that all details are correct.
    Comment
    This example is actually an overlong paraphrase of a much shorter idiom, namely, 'to dot ... I's and cross ... T's.' It can be used in either a positive or a negative sense.

    It can be expressed in several forms: 'to dot one's I's,' 'to dot the I's,' 'to dot all the I's,' 'to dot every I,' etc.

    Technically, if you use lowercase for the letters I and T, you should italicize them, otherwise use uppercase. But sans-serif fonts like LEO's Arial make capital I look like small L.
    #2Authorhm -- us (236141) 14 May 09, 20:24
     
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