Is this really sailing over people's heads?
Posted by Bob on June 14, 2005
In Reply to: Dot your eyes and cross your feet posted by Steve E on June 14, 2005
: : : "all for you to dot your eyes and cross your feet"
: : : It sounds like "to dot your i's... but why feet????"
: : : Thanx
: : Because your fingers are already crossed. (Hint: it's a little joke.)
: I believe the expression is: 'to dot your i's and cross your t's'. Meaning to make sure all is in order and completed and checked out before you proceed. Example: "This is a very important meeting Jim and you'd better make sure to dot your i's and cross your t's before you speak."
It's a play on words. A little jest. Yes, the original expression is familiar; that's why the semi-amusing little pun works. (Or, like most humor, died on the autopsy table.)