I simply want to know what the idiom 'fare la punta agli aghi' actually means....if you can help me. I've been searching but can't find it anywhere.

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    Where did you read or hear it?
    – DaG
    Commented Feb 5, 2023 at 11:11

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Sembra un modo di dire locale:

A Bologna si dice "fare la punta agli spilli". Significa essere minuziosi, meticolosi e puntigliosi al limite della pedanteria.

(In Bologna they say: "to sharpen pins". It means being meticulous, meticulous and punctilious bordering on pedantry.)


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