give (one) the benefit of (something)

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give (one) the benefit of (something)

To explain something to one in great detail, often when doing so is unwelcome or unappreciated. Yes, Aunt Ida was so kind as to give me the benefit of the whole story of how she bought peaches by mistake.
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give someone the benefit of

— explain or recount to someone at length (often used ironically when someone pompously or impertinently assumes that their knowledge or experience is superior to that of the person to whom they are talking).
1999 Stage Our courses are delivered by 2 current TV personalities who will give you the benefit of their 6 years experience.
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I know how keen you are upon these things, and I would take it as a great favour if you would step down to Appledore Towers, and give us the benefit of your advice.
'But please give us the benefit of the doubt,' Sinas said.
He wrote: "Dive bomber plastered a crowd of lads on the beach and came on to give us the benefit of his guns.
We believe that Helic s EDA software tools will help us reduce our design cycle times and optimize our layout floorplans because they give us the benefit of rapid, accurate EM analysis that enables multiple design iterations, leading to faster decision making and design closure .
The thing is, she's not unfriendly or rude but she can't seem to resist knocking on the door to give us the benefit of her opinion.
streamline our development efforts and give us the benefit of OrgSpan's
This was probably not the objective but nobody in Europe would give us the benefit of the doubt.
Bakkafrost has recently sent out a statement saying, "The acquisition will give us the benefit of a direct route to the UK market for all our products, while strengthening our market position, where we can see great further potential for our products."
"We are looking for active or recently retired armed forces personnel in South Wales, preferably with deployment experience in Afghanistan, to give us the benefit of their advice for the development of future combat equipment."
"This capability is going to allow us to not only play in the Lloyd's marketplace, but give us the benefit of the Lloyd's infrastructure and be able to access customers on a global basis," he said.
Patients need to balance be tween treating their symptoms and man aging their side effects, which is why we need to do more studies in other com plementary therapies that we think might have [fewer side effects] and still give us the benefit of treating hot flashes," she said.
"These are often the quieter chief constables, those who are not bursting out into the national media to give us the benefit of their latest opinion, but actually are getting on with the job along with their workers.
If the Hearts owner wants to give us the benefit of his wisdom on the state of Scottish football then let him come here at his own expense.
Elin Jones said: "We are relying on those with practical experience of keeping these animals to give us the benefit of their knowledge and expertise in commenting on the proposed legislative order."
And Mrs Brown proceeded to give us the benefit of her wisdom.