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enlarge (up)on (something)

To add or supply more information or details about something. I can see you aren't familiar with this material yet, so allow me to briefly enlarge upon it for you. I asked the boss to enlarge on the details of the proposal for me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

expand (up)on something

 and enlarge (up)on something
Fig. to add detail to a report about something; to say more about something. Would you please expand upon that last remark? Would you care to enlarge upon your remarks?
See also: expand, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We're looking for a new name for the group - something that will reflect the international nature of the enlarged entity," an LSE spokesman said.
Diagnostic tonsillectomy is indicated in children with asymmetrically enlarged tonsils associated with constitutional symptoms, cervical lymphadenopathy rapid tonsil enlargement or significant tonsillar asymmetry.
Tomatoes and other lycopene-rich foods the men ate had no impact on their risk of an enlarged prostate.
To be eligible to participate, individuals had to be able to read text that was slightly larger than the number as it appeared when enlarged on the screen of the cell phone (80-point Tiresias font was used).
For those who are already familiar with the AT & L Integrated Framework Chart, the various sections are also hot-linked to the enlarged views directly from the image on the home page of the site.
"During a routine physical, I asked my doctor about the signs indicating an enlarged prostate," recalls Theismann.
Use coarse sandpaper to round these edges of the wood block that have enlarged holes.
In a study of 557 Copenhagen-area women aged 48-76 years followed for an average of 8.5 years, 16% of the women had enlarged waist (at least 88 cm) with elevated triglyceride levels (EWET), and 18% had metabolic syndrome, defined as having at least three of five criteria: enlarged waist, elevated triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, and impaired fasting glucose (Circulation 2005;111:1883-90).
It has a historical use for enlarged spleen (a mass of lymphatic tissue), prostate conditions, and cough.
In a study of 557 Copenhagen-area women aged 48-76 years followed for an average of 8.5 years, 16% of women had enlarged waist (at least 88 cm) with elevated triglycerides (EWET), and 18% had metabolic syndrome, defined as having at least three of five criteria: enlarged waist, elevated triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, and impaired fasting glucose (Circulation 2005;111:1,883-90).
The mass extended along the path of the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve into the middle cranial fossa through the left foramen rotundum (figure 2), which was enlarged and had increased in size since 3 weeks earlier.
THE PRESIDENT of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce believes East European crime syndicates will move into the enlarged EU.
We're looking for empowerment in the gospel." My world was being enlarged. I had to change my theological thinking.
The scan showed enlarged lymph nodes in his abdomen, which can be a sign of bowel cancer, and the GP feared the worst.
The improved design features an enlarged magnetic discharge area, longer magnetic tubes, stronger clamps, improved stripping assembly and redesigned center divider.