to be precise

idiom

used to indicate that a statement is accurate and specific
one night in early summer—June 22, to be precise

Examples of to be precise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, French Polynesia (Tahiti to be precise), is where the surfing competitions will take place. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 27 June 2024 The blend also contains probiotics (7.2 billion CFUs in a single scoop, to be precise) and a smorgasbord of vitamins, adaptogens, digestive enzymes and magnesium to keep you well and energised. Tracy Achonwa, Vogue, 13 June 2024 Exactly ten years ago this week — April 7, 2014 to be precise — the veteran TV exec joined Hulu as the nascent streamer’s head of content. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 11 Apr. 2024 When parents got their school cafeteria’s menu for February, something was missing: A third of the menu to be precise. Rachel Sabella, New York Daily News, 8 Mar. 2024 This news has been hotly anticipated and long-awaited: two years, to be precise. Meredith G. White, The Arizona Republic, 23 May 2024 In the wee hours of Thursday — 2:35 a.m, ET, to be precise — Universal Music Group and TikTok announced the settlement of their three-month standoff over royalties, AI policies and other issues. Jem Aswad, Variety, 2 May 2024 April 23, 2024 That opens four scholarships — grant-in-aids, to be precise — for immediate help. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Apr. 2024 The trail section — 2.14 miles long, to be precise — formally opens with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday. Andres Viglucci, Miami Herald, 20 Apr. 2024

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“To be precise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20be%20precise. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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