seguir al pie de la letra

USAGE NOTE
This idiom may be literally translated as "to follow to the foot of the letter."
seguir al pie de la letra(
seh
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geer
 
ahl
 
pyeh
 
deh
 
lah
 
leh
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trah
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to follow literally)
a. to follow to the letter
Si no quieren perderse, por favor sigan mis indicaciones al pie de la letra.If you don't want to get lost, please follow my directions to the letter.
b. to follow to a T
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sigue esta receta al pie de la letra y conseguirás un excelente ceviche.Follow this recipe to a T and you'll get an excellent ceviche.
c. to follow to a tee
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Hiciste todo como yo te dije? - Sí, te seguí al pie de la letra.Did you do everything as I told you? - Yes, I followed you to a tee.
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