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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Solano, who refused to mention names during the hearing, requested a closed-door session so he could give the committee a blow-by-blow account of what happened on the morning of Sept.
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.
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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.
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There was to be no blow-by-blow account of Syman's testimony and no actual quotes of what he said.
This biography provides a blow-by-blow account of what made Tyson the world's greatest fighter.