a 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

a blow-by-blow account

A blow-by-blow account of an event describes every stage of it in great detail. She wanted a blow-by-blow account of what happened.
See also: account

a blow-by-blow account

a detailed narrative of events as they happened.
See also: account

a ˌblow-by-ˌblow acˈcount, deˈscription, etc.

an account, a description, etc. in which all the details of an event are told in the order in which they happened: He gave us a blow-by-blow account of everything he had done that day.
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THE Championship starts at home next week but it was interesting to see so many outlets - in terms of media and social media - covering events from New York with blow by blow accounts.
MANILA -- Senate President Franklin Drilon appealed to the media on Tuesday not to give blow by blow accounts of the ongoing standoff in Zamboanga City to avoid a repeat of the 2010 Luneta hostage-taking incident that left several people, including Hong Kong tourists, dead.
You know the Luneta incident is still fresh in our minds and the issue raised very clearly and seriously then was the overcoverage of the media, which included the blow by blow accounts of what was happening and this certainly affected the ability of the police authorities to handle the situation and in fact had resulted in the unfortunate death of a number of Hong Kong residents," he said.
I appeal to media to cooperate with government and not to give a blow by blow account of what's happening specially in so far as the position or strategy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the Philippine National Police (PNP)," Drilon said during a press conference in the Senate.
A friend of mine who is currently visiting Australia is giving me nightmares by e-mailing me blow by blow accounts of the various creatures she is encountering.
A safe pair of hands and off your own bat are cricket terms while the first blow by blow accounts were early boxing reports.