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expound (up)on (someone or something)

To talk about or explain someone or something in detail. Please expound on Claire to me because I can't understand some of the wacky things she's done. I had to expound upon my thesis proposal, but the professor did eventually approve my topic.
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expound (up)on (someone or something) to (someone or something)

To talk about or explain someone or something in detail. Please expound on Claire to me because I can't understand some of the wacky things she's done. I had to expound upon my thesis proposal, but the professor did eventually approve my topic.
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expound

((up)on someone or something) (to someone) to speak at length about someone or something to someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Let me expound upon Tom to you for a while. I think you need all the details on his qualifications. Please do not expound on Bill anymore.
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However, the judiciary's role when expounding on such matters is, if not straightforward in fact, (5) at least relatively clear in theory.
And how should the judiciary approach this task of expounding the restrictions that individual rights place upon social policies and legislative choices?
(1) Grant Huscroft, Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory (ed, 2008) (hereafter, Expounding the Constitution) (emphasis mine).
Waluchow, 'Constitutional Morality and Bills of Rights' in Expounding the Constitution 65.
(8) David Dyzenhaus, 'The Incoherence of Constitutional Positivism' in Expounding the Constitution 138.
(9) T R S Allan, 'Constitutional Justice and the Concept of Law' in Expounding the Constitution 219 and 233.
(10) Mark D Walters, 'Written Constitutions and Unwritten Constitutionalism' in Expounding the Constitution 245.
(11) Jeremy Waldron, 'Do Judges Reason Morally?' in Expounding the Constitution 38.
(12) Jeffrey Goldsworthy, 'Unwritten Constitutional Principles' in Expounding the Constitution 38.
(13) James Allan, 'The Travails of Justice Waldron' in Expounding the Constitution 161.
(14) Steven Smith, 'What Does Constitutional Interpretation Interpret?' in Expounding the Constitution 21.
(15) Larry Alexander, 'Constitutions, Judicial Review, Moral Rights, and Democracy: Disentangling the Issues' in Expounding the Constitution 119 and 137.
Miller, 'Justification and Rights Limitations' in Expounding the Constitution 93.
Gerson was, of course, among the most articulate proponents of the authority of a general council and his activities, especially his sermons, at Constance were critic al in expounding the conciliarist position and building broad support for it.
Whole herds of hobby horses are ridden to exhaustion in the six chapters of this book expounding on geostrategy and military policy, six "myths" about the defense acquisition system, five "realities" that must be addressed if that system is to be fixed, and seven "memos to policymakers," ranging from George Bush to Mikhail Gorbachev, from the U.S.