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cite (something) chapter and verse

To recite all the facts or details of something. Likened to quoting scripture by citing the exact chapter and verse where it appears. Ask Stan if you need to be updated on the case—he can cite it chapter and verse.
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chapter and verse

Fig. very specifically detailed, in reference to sources of information. (A reference to the method of referring to biblical text.) He gave chapter and verse for his reasons for disputing that Shakespeare had written the play. The suspect gave chapter and verse of his associate's activities.
See also: and, chapter, verse

chapter and verse

all the facts I know all about it, chapter and verse.
Usage notes: often used with the verbs give, quote, or recite : She can recite chapter and verse about her problems with insurance companies.
Etymology: based on the idea that proof of an idea can be found in the Bible, which is divided into chapters and verses (parts)
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give/quote (somebody) chapter and verse

to give exact information about something, especially something in a book The strength of the book is that when it makes accusations it gives chapter and verse, often backed up by photographic evidence. I can't quote you chapter and verse, but I'm pretty sure it's a line from 'Macbeth'.
See also: and, chapter, give, verse

chapter and verse

The precise authority backing up a statement or view; established rules for or detailed information about something. For example, You can't withdraw a card after you've played it; I'll cite you the rules, chapter and verse . The term alludes to the chapter and verse of a quotation from the Bible, long regarded as an ultimate authority. [Early 1600s]
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verse in

v.
To familiarize someone with something by study or experience. Used chiefly in the passive or with a reflexive: She is versed in physics. He has versed himself in the art of fencing. The music teacher will verse the students in keeping time to a beat.
See also: verse

chapter and verse

mod. in the finest detail. (From the chapter and verse organization of the Bible.) He could recite the law concerning state-funded libraries, chapter and verse.
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References in classic literature ?
The poor schoolmaster was so open-hearted, and so little versed in the most ordinary cunning or deceit, that she could not have failed to succeed in the first five minutes, but that he happened to be unacquainted with what she wished to know; and so he told her.
Finally some of the lawyers more versed in psychology admitted that it was possible he had really not looked into the purse, and so didn't know what was in it when he hid it under the stone.
This protection, which gives VERSED exclusivity through June 2000, was granted in recognition of the studies conducted for VERSED SYRUP, a pediatric formulation which helps alleviate a child's anxiety before a diagnostic or therapeutic medical procedure or before the induction of general anesthesia.
VERSED is one of the first pharmaceutical products to receive the additional exclusivity under pediatric legislation incorporated into the FDA Modernization Act.
With the FDA approval of a pediatric indication for VERSED last March, and the recent approval of the new VERSED SYRUP, we have taken steps to significantly reduce the fear and anxiety children face before undergoing a medical procedure.
The extension stems from the development and recent FDA approval of VERSED SYRUP.
International pharmaceutical and health care company, F H Faulding & Co Limited (Faulding), today announced that its US subsidiary, Faulding Pharmaceutical Co, part of the Faulding Hospital Pharmaceuticals division, has received tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for midazolam injection, its proposed generic version of Versed (R).
This new formulation of VERSED (midazolam HCl) Injection is indicated to help alleviate anxiety before a diagnostic or therapeutic medical procedure, or before the induction of general anesthesia, and also is proven to reduce a patient's ability to recall events that occurred during the period of sedation.
The new VERSED formulation is the only palatable, non-narcotic, short-acting sedative available for children.
In clinical studies involving more than 480 patients, VERSED SYRUP was shown to be a safe and effective sedative.
Before the FDA approval of VERSED SYRUP, some physicians prepared their own "cocktail" sedatives.