blow-by-blow account

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a blow-by-blow account

A very thorough and detailed description of an event or occurrence. I'm so jealous that you get to go to the gala! I'll want a blow-by-blow account when you get home tonight! Don't bore people with a blow-by-blow account that chronicles every minute of your trip—just give them the highlights.
See also: account

blow-by-blow account

 and blow-by-blow description
Fig. a detailed description (of an event) given as the event takes place. (This referred originally to reporting on boxing.) I want to listen to a blow-by-blow account of the prizefight. The lawyer got the witness to give a blow-by-blow description of the argument.
See also: account
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