since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Get EnglishClub Progress! FREE
Idioms

dot the i's and cross the t's

This page is about the idiom dot the i's and cross the t's

Meaning

If you dot the i's and cross the t's, you do something very carefully to make sure you haven't made any mistakes.

For example

  • I've nearly finished the report. I just have to go over it once more to dot the i's and cross the t's.

  • Why can't Jerry dot the i's and cross the t's? I always find mistakes in his work.

Quick Quiz

I've dotted the i's and crossed the t's, so there

a. will be a few mistakes

b. will be lots of mistakes

c. shouldn't be any mistakes

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey