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blow by blow

Described in minute detail, as in Tell me about last night's party, blow by blow. This term originated in radio broadcasts during the 1930s, in which the sportscaster gave a detailed account of each punch struck in a boxing match. It soon was transferred to a detailed account of anything at all.
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BLOG Blow by blow, word for word Read the transcript of our live blog from Bluebirds v Leicester City at the Cardiff City Stadium WalesOnline.
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If you read Northern Ontario Business you are no doubt the type of individual who has been following this corporate passion play closely, so I'll spare you the blow by blow account.
The first third of the book consists of articles by twelve different authors defending the Pope, explaining the attacks on him and answering them, blow by blow.
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Finally you have to endure the twitterings of the participants on their return as they give you a blow by blow account of every inch they walked.
Sex, serves up, blow by blow, the popular farce known as the Meese Commission.