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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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cite (one) for (something)

1. To acknowledge or honor someone for admirable behavior. The mayor wants to cite those firefighters for saving all of the school children in the blaze.
2. To give someone a citation for a particular legal infraction. Sir, if you don't stop yelling, I'll have to cite you for disorderly conduct.
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give chapter and verse

To provide full, specific, and authoritative information to support some quote, question, or issue at hand. Can also be used with similar verbs such as "offer," "cite," quote," etc. It is a reference to quoting scripture. Don't try to debate Sarah about physics. She'll give chapter and verse until you realize she's right. You can't be so vague if you want to convince me. You'll have to give chapter and verse.
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cite someone for something

1. to honor someone for doing something; to give someone a citation of honor for doing something good. The town council cited her for bravery. They cited Maria for her courageous act.
2. to charge or arraign someone for breaking a law; to issue a legal citation to someone for breaking a law. An officer cited the driver for driving too fast. The housing department cited the landlord for sanitary violations.
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devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose

 and devil can cite Scripture for his own purpose
Prov. Evil people sometimes try to win the confidence of good people by quoting persuasive passages of Scripture.; Just because someone can quote Scripture to support his or her argument does not mean that the argument is virtuous. (Scripture usually refers to the Bible, but it can refer to other religious writings.) Sadie: Dad, you really ought to give me permission to go out with Nathan. He's such a polite boy, and he can even quote the Bible. Father: The devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose.
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No instances were found of articles on fish oil citing articles on Raynaud's disease or vice versa.
We understand the Labor Department's concern about this tragic accident," Klock said, "but we neither find justification in the law to cite the company for knowingly allowing a minor to work when certification was the responsibility of the Florida Job Service nor for citing the company for providing unsafe transportation when it was not involved in providing transportation.
Scott Nowland, the independent citing commissioner, initially determined there had been no acts of foul play after watching camera angles provided by the host broadcaster Sky NZ, with neither side referring to an alleged incident for him to review.
Nevertheless, often the book is being cited, possibly because authors do not realize that citing the original article is more appropriate.
Ireland international Flannery could feature for Declan Kidney's Reds against Wasps on Saturday if the ERC are unable to organise an independent disciplinary committee in time to rule on the citing against the hooker before Friday.
When you're citing an individual, they're (fireworks) going up on the streets all around you,'' Palmdale sheriff's Sgt.
Pielke, by the way, not long ago resigned from the government's Climate Change Science Project, citing political bias built into the way evidence was being presented.
This year, 81 percent indicated that rotations were valuable, with 55 percent citing the rotations as "extremely valuable.
The writer begins by citing a shocking statement made to the Quebec bishops at their March 2001 meeting in Cap-de-la-Madeleine.
Alterman takes a few jabs at misstatements in Bias and Slander, mostly citing other people's already published critiques.
Variability in citing deficiencies is attributed to four factors: (1) inconsistent survey focus, (2) unclear guidelines, (3) lack of a common review process for draft survey reports among states, and (4) high surveyor staff turnover.
Citing a study that demonstrated an increasing probability that women will regret their sterilization decision 7-14 years later, they acknowledge that longer-term follow-up could uncover more regret among wives of men who have undergone vasectomy.
When citing these studies a second time in the 1999 report Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: A Review of State Policy Evidence, Darling-Hammond acknowledged this fact.