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
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And Khaleej Times is here to give you a blow-by-blow account. Starts at 12 midnight UAE time.
And Madden gave a blow-by-blow account on his decision to show the Colombian a straight red after advice from assistant Alan Mulvanny.
"Everybody knows what leads to a healthy lifestyle, but it's not up to me to give you a blow-by-blow account of what I've eaten that day.
'It's supposed to be fiction but really it's like a blow-by-blow account of their life, no holds barred,' said Kelsey Peters, the Millennial Print publisher played by Hilary Duff.
Sergio Ramos has given a blow-by-blow account of the challenge which forced Mohamed Salah to limp out of Liverpool's Champions League final defeat.
Griffith has given a cinema-worthy blow-by-blow account of the people, places, and events associated with the massive wildfire as area residents, resort owners, and volunteer and professional firefighters choreographed their efforts to fight the inferno.
The actor will talk about his new documentary Countdown To Calvary, a blow-by-blow account of the last days of Jesus' life.
Offering a blow-by-blow account of his five-nation tour, the president took a brief break to reach for a bottle of water as he recounted Japanese companies' billion-dollar investments and jobs in the U.S.
In a dramatic blow-by-blow account, Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN the gunman was armed with a rifle and appeared to be a white male, "a little bit on the chubby side." Brooks said he saw the man only for a second, and that he was shooting from a chain link fence behind the third base position on the field where the congressional group was holding its morning practice.
Guinn's blow-by-blow account of Jonestown's final days in the book's last chapters is riveting.
This book autobiographically outlines the story of the Los Angeles, California branch of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and thus, and gives a blow-by-blow account of how it prepared for and survived the massive military-style attack when in the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, three hundred officers of the newly created elite paramilitary tactical unit known as SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) initiated a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense wherein five hours and five thousand rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded.
Yet thanks to the painstaking efforts of his staff and trainer Jim Bolger's farrier the colt was able to take his chance and deliver the elusive victory for his handler, who offered a blow-by-blow account of a traumatic morning.
That we know so many details of that particular storm is due to Daniel Defoe, who offered a blow-by-blow account.
Featured is a blow-by-blow account of the confidence-building measures, starting with the lifting of the visa requirement for Greek Cypriots at the crossing points, and ending with the agreement on the long-standing issue of the halloumi cheese.
"Remember when you first realized that a blow-by-blow account of a movie bored your parents?