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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2 Alex Dyer made Brendan Rodgers' day at Parkhead as he gave him a blow by blow account of extra time at Ibrox in midweek.
At The Gazette there will be a blow by blow account of the events up to and including the match on our website gazettelive.
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If you read Northern Ontario Business you are no doubt the type of individual who has been following this corporate passion play closely, so I'll spare you the blow by blow account.
If you have missed any of the juicy tales in the papers or her rant on radio then all you have to do is log on to the shaven-headed one's website to get a blow by blow account of how Sinead says fellow singer Mary Coughlan reacted to her new life with Mary's husband, Frank Bonadio.
His blow by blow account of Sir David's pension wrangle with the council should make fascinating reading, too.
I won't spoil it for you by giving a blow by blow account of what makes up the two-hour extravaganza because surprises are all part of the fun.
It was very interesting work, giving a blow by blow account of the both all-Irelands, for the GAA's website and the buzz around the stadium on those days was incredible.
One woman I met gave me a blow by blow account of how she went straight from the airport to the shopping outlet and her first purchase was two big wheelie suitcases.