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blow-by-blow

Very thorough and detailed. 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.

blow by blow

Described in minute detail, as in Tell me about last night's party, blow by blow. This term originated in radio broadcasts during the 1930s, in which the sportscaster gave a detailed account of each punch struck in a boxing match. It soon was transferred to a detailed account of anything at all.
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It is also the "Year of the Matrix," a veritable blow-by-blow of technology run amok.
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.
Collins and Skover recount the blow-by-blow of Bruce's travails and legal arguments in copious and compelling detail, largely steering clear of the hagiography that has too often attended Bruce in the past.
And this book is a blow-by-blow account of how homosexual Amchurch has become, and of the persons who have brought this about.
JUST WHEN WE WERE beginning to believe that it was possible to live through a basketball season without an eruption from Mount Knight, we learned that ESPN was releasing a film based on A Season on the Brink -- John Feinstein's blow-by-blow account of the 1985-86 season at Indiana University.
It can be applied to business by telling the computer the rules of a business process and letting it work out and respond to scenarios rather than giving it blow-by-blow instructions.
It also tells the blow-by-blow story of the strategies many community banks must employ to grow in an era of mega-mergers and financial supermarkets.
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:
While his overall narrative does not alter the paragraph coverage and outline of the strike available in textbooks, Davis has presented an engaging, well-researched and insightful blow-by-blow history that deserves the label, "definitive.
So he's written to the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association giving them a blow-by-blow account.
Professor Van Gelderen's book gives a blow-by-blow account of the evolution of political ideas in the Netherlands before and during the revolt against Spain.
The ancient remains of a humble lily pond in eastern Wyoming provide a blow-by-blow record of the cataclysm that wiped out a large fraction of existing species 65 million years ago, according to an expert on fossil plants.
BLOW-BY-BLOW ACCOUNT: The musicians rehearsing at the Sage.
PICTURES: Blow-by-blow account of Man United's bust-up with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
I have stated my goal in terms of the timing of it, but I don't think I feel all that comfortable giving a blow-by-blow of the negotiation process.