expand (up)on (something)

(redirected from expanded upon)

expand (up)on (something)

To discuss a topic in more detail. This is such an important point that I'd like you to expand upon it when you revise your paper.
See also: expand
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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Every detail lovingly rendered, expanded upon, and then expanded upon yet again.
Staffing level of 42 can be expanded upon with a further 10 work stations bringing the maximum staff number to 61.
He found his comments expanded upon by the studio guest, Michael Scheuer.]]>
Prynne's highly acclaimed collection of poems, now expanded upon in this second edition of Poems, will alter the perceiving nature of the reader as the words manipulate the language to induce questioning on the minds of every reader.
Chelsea have not won since 1999 at Villa Park but the flimsy case for a home victory cannot be expanded upon any further.
And that is [to say], as the body expanded upon heating, it required more space, so it broke the flask.
Pesek has continued and expanded upon his work developing one of the most comprehensive iris charts used today, integrating the thought and emotional patterns with the physical health and improving the understanding of the 'brain flare' areas.
One game that helped revolutionise the genre is Jak & Daxter series, which took the simple elements that make platformers fun and expanded upon them, creating an incredible world of puzzles, strategy and fast-paced storylines.
Faced with poverty and economic insecurity from childhood on, these women drew and expanded upon familiar strategies to manage during the Depression years.
Other issues raised for consideration and additional research were also valuable, even though they were not expanded upon: globalization and international business concerns.
O'Donnell muddies the waters because, if further extended or expanded upon by the courts, it could impose a duty on the defense lawyer to the insured, who is the defense's adversary in the lawsuit.
For example, VP-40's 1999 report expanded upon data the squadron already had at hand for a Battle E citation.
Conversely, the glass expanded upon exposure to a laser polarized along the width of the beam, which bent the beam downward.
She might have researched and expanded upon information already made available by other scholars.