to a T
to a T , down to a T, to a tee
- done precisely
- in an exact manner
- to a limit of perfection
- with great heed on details
- to be very appropriate for someone
- The announcement of chief guest’s arrival at the school annual function was timed to a T.
- The choreographer placed the supporting dancers to a T.
- I love writing poetry & blogs about emotions. It fits me to a T.
- At first I was uncomfortable living in my new house but after few months it fits me to a T.
- The couch I bought years ago fits me to a T so I am not selling it to my friend.
- His plans to add two more singers to the choir was down to a T. The choir won the competition.
- It his likely of him to be selected for the final round of interview. His answers are always timed to a tee.
The origin of this idiom, first observed in 17th century, is unsure, & its connection with either a golfer’s tee or a T-square of a builder are not impressive. It might be that the basic idea is that of completing the letter T by putting in the cross stroke, but the early 17th-century to a tittle was similar in meaning, and T might have been used as an abbreviation of tittle. The related phrase “to a tittle” is found in a play, The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (“I’ll quote him to a tittle”) acted in the year 1607.
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over and over again
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