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the gory details

The specific (perhaps lurid, explicit, or gritty) details in an account of something. Stacy went to Kim's party, and she better give us the gory details.
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the gory details

the explicit details of something.
1988 David Carpenter God's Bedfellows She starts telling me some of the gory details…it was cancer…and everybody knew he was dying.
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No one has ever seen the chupacabra, but farmers from Puerto Rico to Mexico to Chile--even in Miami during the late 1990s--have filled the vacuum of evidence with gory details of its destructive power.
She is not a full-time academic like Robert Conquest, who has devoted an entire career to investigating and chronicling Stalin's rule and can therefore integrate the gory details of his penal system into a broader theory about his regime.
THIS is one of those movies that insists on graphic gory details as luckless victims have pieces blown off them and suffer their mates' hands groping about inside their guts in a desperate bid to stop the bleeding.
gov/jec, or skip the gory details and read it here: Every extra dollar of government spending costs the economy $1.
We figured all the gory details would be in print in the days to come.
It's full of gory details to satisfy crime enthusiasts, but it also has on-the-job, laugh-out-loud humor to please the average reader.
While daily headlines face us with the gory details of the cost of human conflict--whether it stems from unhealed history, economic injustice, or deep seated prejudice--and other voices decry the purposelessness and self-indulgence of young people, this small and little known programme sends a steady stream of young men and women out into the world to bring healing.
If there's anything worse than cheating on your mate, it's confessing all the gory details.
However, these gory details are more than balanced by the serious business of charting a disappearing world with all its people and wildlife.
Readers everywhere devoured the gory details from a safe distance, while those gathering the news were out there in the inferno.
His concentration makes those eras stand out in all their bloody and gory details.
Afterwards, the killer "sang" for the detective, revealing gory details and the existence of a train-hopping gang cops were unaware existed.
There's no love lost between James and his frosty ex-wife Emma but relations plummet further when she discovers he's furnished son Pete with more gory details from their past.
Graphic descriptions are repeated several times in the book, so use care when recommending to students that are squeamish with gory details.
Won't go into the gory details but needles, drills and laughing gas is what it takes.