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Instant Idiom: to a ___________

To a ___________– perfectly

Choose the right answer:

  1. man
  2. nose
  3. tee
  4. vee

 

 

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The right answer is:

 

 

 

tee.

(What is this tee? It doesn’t refer to a t-shirt or an area on a golf course, but this tee probably comes from the word tittle, a small stroke or point in writing. To a tittle means to the finest point = perfectly. To a tittle as an expression isn’t used anymore in English.)

tee

Dimitry B.

Here is some examples of how you can use it:

I’m not afraid of my exam tomorrow. I have the material down to a tee.

This administration is a mess. We need to count all our stock to a tee.

William and Mary suit each other to a tee.

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