To the letter 一字不差

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短語 to the letter 的意思是一字不差的嚴格執行或遵守規定。


The soldier obeyed his commander's orders to the letter - and it cost him his life.

I』ll give you my special cake recipe – but if you want it to turn out well, you must follow it to the letter. Don't change anything at all.


The letter of the law 這個表達的意思是法律的條文,尤其是指其字面的意義。


The judge's decision was criticised by the newspapers. They said he was too strict and had stuck to the letter of the law even though the criminal was very sorry.