I got it 'down to a T'

Where does he expression 'down to a t' come from?
01:50 Thu 01st Feb 2007
 
Best Answer


No best answer has yet been selected by Nell13. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.

Only 1 answer

Almost certainly, it's a variation on 'to a tittle' - one meaning of �tittle' being the cross-mark on the letter 't'. There have been many suggestions that it might be a 'tee', as in golf and curling, or even a T-square. However, the Oxford English Dictionary rejects all of them as
untenable. When writing in a hurry, one often omits the cross-stroke of a 't' or the dot above a �j' or �i', so 'to a T' suggests something is exactly right.

Only 1 answer

Related Questions

Some years ago, a former financial director of a famous global company finally got to speak with his dad about a small part of his war service. As he was virtually at deaths' door, his dad felt he...
1 down: Got rid of via speech on another ground (5,4) ?H?E? A?A? I keep thinking threw away but can't work out the wordplay. Thanks in advance
QUOTES FROM BRITISH MILITARY ANNUAL STAFF APPRAISALS 1. His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity. 2. I would not breed from this Officer. 3. This man is depriving a village...
Hi ive see this question afew times on here and some of the answers are really helpful. I know its not definate advise of what will happen but looking for the chance. my partner recent went on a night...
The BBC came into the market, Jeremy, James and Hammond long gone to some American network, Netsick, to wreak their brand of havoc over there to an audience that wouldn’t understand their wacky...
Myself and 2 of my friends were involved in an argument with another gentleman in a fast food restaurant some 4 weeks ago on a Saturday evening. There was a bit of an argument going back and for and I...

Latest posts