the year dot

the year dot

a very long time ago – British informal

1998 - Spectator - From the year dot there has been an uneasy relationship between press and police.


dot the i and cross the t

ensure that all details are correct – informal

on the dot

exactly on time – informal

The dot referred to is that appearing on a clock face to mark the hour.

1998 - Oldie - The Conditions of Sale state that the buyer has to pay the auctioneer on the dot.

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