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enlarge (up)on (something)

To add or supply more information or details about something. I can see you aren't familiar with this material yet, so allow me to briefly enlarge upon it for you. I asked the boss to enlarge on the details of the proposal for me.
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expand (up)on something

 and enlarge (up)on something
Fig. to add detail to a report about something; to say more about something. Would you please expand upon that last remark? Would you care to enlarge upon your remarks?
See also: expand, on
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Enlarging the existing building would be costly because it would require strengthening it to meet construction standards enacted after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, officials said, and it would disrupt library service for months.
But enlarging NATO also would mean extending the Western alliance's security blanket far to the east.
We try to teach the kids about enlarging, and it also works with what they're studying in math now, which is proportions,'' said Carter.