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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But creationists have a creed that the Bible is literally true; Genesis is a blow-by-blow description of what God did at the beginning.
Lots of humor, snarky teen comments, and earthy language abound as Elvie provides a blow-by-blow description of life in school and space and battling aliens while trying to make it to the end of her pregnancy and decide what to do with the baby once it is born.
Based on his definition of dire prophesy in the New Testament Book of Revelations, he has laid out a blow-by-blow description of what he anticipates will end the world that presently exists.
Bernstein will analyze both bouts for Showtime and Steve Albert will provide the blow-by-blow description.
Extensive use of transcripts of meetings, media reports and portions of correspondence certainly gives a true picture of the tedious and time-consuming nature of the conflict, but it becomes rather tempting after a while to read the excellent introductions and conclusions to each chapter, and forego the blow-by-blow description sandwiched in between.
They would revel in his blow-by-blow description of use value versus exchange value, of labor power versus labor, and in the fact that he never fails to exult with resounding huzzahs over each single defeat of Marx, which peal on practically every page of the book.
During our last conversation, he spent two minutes asking after me and my boyfriend then rattled on for a full 35 minutes with a blow-by-blow description of how he'd built display shelves and re-decorated their living room.
com) give a point-by-point score in the competition and a blow-by-blow description of the ups and downs of sheep farming, friendship and love in the Scottish Highlands.
The Logic Trap would lure you into a blow-by-blow description of what happened:
Chapter 14 provides the statistician with a blow-by-blow description of the trial process, should the procedures in Chapter 13 fail to keep him or her out of the courtroom.
The reader is given a blow-by-blow description of the battle and the admirable deeds of the English sailors in resisting unto near-death.
The same might be said for some of the blow-by-blow description of the politics of naval policy.
In some of the most vehement language employed in any of her works, Zora presents a blow-by-blow description of her near-attempt at killing her stepmother:
Although we have no videotape of the original production of Macbeth (it was no doubt destroyed when the Globe burned down in 1614), we nonetheless have a blow-by-blow description of the original production - no, not in the British Museum archives, but right where Shakespeare left it, encrypted into the text.
This chatter includes Pamela's anger that her parents are separated and her mother has a new boyfriend; another friend, Elizabeth, has to have a pelvic exam for a vaginal discharge, and she gives her friends a horrified blow-by-blow description of the exam.