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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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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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It is now not expected that all the contracting parties will be able to ratify the Agreements in time for them to enter into force on May 1 at the same time as the EU enlarges, as had been hoped.
She enlarges perceptively upon the primacy of the visual in the shifting sensorium of the modern urban subject, though we still need more appreciation of other neglected dimensions, notably of sound and touch.
An ingenious scheme, by Ziggurat, for extending a tiny mews house in South Kensington, enlarges the vertical dimension and uses light to draw out the horizontal.
As the mass enlarges, it usually displaces the submandibular gland anteromedially, the sternocleido-mastoid muscle posterolaterally, and the contents of the carotid space posteromedially (figure).
Normally, the vessel enlarges as the body tries to nourish areas that have been deprived.
Rusch's A Jean Toomer Reader: Selected Unpublished Writings significantly enlarges our understanding of a major figure in American letters.
Over time, the joint enlarges and stiffens as it rubs against shoes.