to the minute


: exactly or precisely
The buses were on time to the minute.

Examples of to the minute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perfectly executed to the minute Even as Musk realized defeat was inevitable, the cornered CEO still had one card up his sleeve. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 They are often positioned in the mainstream as rigid structures, with activities planned almost to the minute. Taylor Elyse Morrison, Quartz, 12 June 2023 Known but not spoken at the opening event was that these chips would still be Taiwanese-engineered, their specs brought up to the minute—up to the femtosecond—by TSMC’s research team in Hsinchu. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, 21 Mar. 2023 What is Nowruz? Nowruz, which falls on the spring equinox to the minute, is a 13-day celebration of the Persian New Year. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 Every meeting and walk-through and practice has been laid out to the minute, the product of all those years of experience. Dave Skretta, Chicago Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 During a lesson planning activity, her instructors emphasized the importance of having a lesson plan organized down to the minute, like a vacation trip. Noemi Arellano-Summer, oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2023 Beethoven marked the Scherzo to go at 116 bars to the minute, and conductors of the Ninth rarely diverge from that tempo. Jeffrey Gantz,, 26 Feb. 2023 Torres worked to restore Gause’s body almost up to the minute Timms and his family arrived for the viewing. Eleanor Cummins, Popular Mechanics, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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“To the minute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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