a blow-by-blow account

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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Rizal (@tweetnirizal) gave a blow-by-blow account of Rizal's final moments on December 30, 1896.
Carefully researched and annotated, the text offers, along with a few maps and pictures, a blow-by-blow account of how the Spokanes dealt with the treaty makers, the army officers, the road builders and the missionaries who came to "civilize" them, convert them, teach them and/or take their land and its minerals.
Carrying a sheaf of telegrams in downtown Union City, New Jersey, Jimmy was drawn to a huge crowd that had assembled outside the offices of the Hudson Dispatch, where two megaphone-wielding staffers were providing a blow-by-blow account of the heavyweight championship fight in Toledo.
The project has been described as a blow-by-blow account of the investigation, combined with the personal biography of Moose's poor upbringing and his rise to police chief.
"Amchurch" is "shorthand to signify a deeply entrenched, influential, dissident faction within the leadership of the Catholic Church in our country -- among the bishops, the heads of religious orders, college and university administrators, chancery officials, prominent theologians, and university faculty." And this book is a blow-by-blow account of how homosexual Amchurch has become, and of the persons who have brought this about.
VIAGRA news has been pretty quiet of late - presumably all the reporters who greedily gobbled down their complimentary PR pills before taking us through a blow-by-blow account of their tigerish technique still haven't got over the experience - but one interesting bit of data did emerge this week.
Without giving a blow-by-blow account of who said what--there isn't space for that here--these were the dilemmas that surfaced, at least as I understood them: