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give chapter and verse

To provide full, specific, and authoritative information to support some quote, question, or issue at hand. Can also be used with similar verbs such as "offer," "cite," quote," etc. It is a reference to quoting scripture. Don't try to debate Sarah about physics. She'll give chapter and verse until you realize she's right. You can't be so vague if you want to convince me. You'll have to give chapter and verse.
See also: and, chapter, give, verse

quote

1. Used to report something said verbatim. Used almost exclusively in speech, as the word represents a set of quotation marks. The president said that he, quote, would support the initiative fully.
2. Used to indicate that the specific phrasing that is about to be said is or may be ironic or considered by the speaker as misrepresenting reality. We were, quote, taught by the teaching assistant, but we did most of our learning independently. The, quote, healthy option in this restaurant is a salad filled with bacon and smothered in creamy salad dressing.

quote unquote

1. Used to report something said verbatim. Used almost exclusively in speech, as the word represents a set of quotation marks. The president said that he, quote unquote, would support the initiative fully.
2. Used to indicate that the specific phrasing that is about to be said is or may be ironic or considered by the speaker as misrepresenting reality. We were, quote unquote, taught by the teaching assistant, but we did most of our learning independently. The quote unquote healthy option in this restaurant is a salad filled with bacon and smothered in creamy salad dressing.
See also: quote, unquote

the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose

Knowledge of scripture does not necessarily equate to good intentions, since scripture can be manipulated to support nefarious acts or agendas. Just because he can quote the Bible doesn't mean his agenda is pure. The devil can quote scripture for his own purpose.

devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose

 and devil can cite Scripture for his own purpose
Prov. Evil people sometimes try to win the confidence of good people by quoting persuasive passages of Scripture.; Just because someone can quote Scripture to support his or her argument does not mean that the argument is virtuous. (Scripture usually refers to the Bible, but it can refer to other religious writings.) Sadie: Dad, you really ought to give me permission to go out with Nathan. He's such a polite boy, and he can even quote the Bible. Father: The devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose.

*out of context

[of an utterance or the report of an action] removed from the surrounding context of the event, thereby misrepresenting the intent of the utterance or report. (*Typically: be ~; lift something ~; quote someone or something ~; take something ~.) You took her remarks out of context! You're the dishonest person, not her!
See also: context, of, out

put something in quotes

to put quotation marks around writing or printing. Please put this word in quotes, since it means something special the way you have used it here. They put it in quotes so people would know it means something different.
See also: put, quote

quote a price

to name or state in advance the charge for doing or supplying something. The mechanic quoted a price of $100 to repair my car. The carpenter quoted a price for fixing the stairs.
See also: price, quote

quote (something) from someone or something

to recite something verbatim that someone else has said; to recite something verbatim from a printed source. May I quote from your letter of the tenth? Do you mind if I quote a line from Keats?
See also: quote

quote, unquote

a parenthetical expression said before a word or short phrase indicating that the word or phrase would be in quotation marks if used in writing. So I said to her, quote, unquote, it's time we had a little talk.
See also: unquote

quote, unquote

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

quote, end quote

mainly AMERICAN
COMMON You say quote, unquote to show that a word or phrase you have just used is something that someone else has said. Even though I'm this big, huge superstar quote unquote, I have family problems too. A spokesman said quote, `a certain number', unquote of the men lost their lives that day. The book was given to several school libraries, and in every case a vice principal of the particular school took the book out and then reported it, quote, `lost', end quote. Note: This expression is often used to show that you do not think that the thing said is accurate or true. Compare with in inverted commas.
See also: unquote

quote — unquote

used parenthetically when speaking to indicate the beginning and end (or just the beginning) of a statement or passage that you are repeating, especially to emphasize the speaker's detachment from or disagreement with the original. informal
See also: quote, unquote

ˈquote (...ˈunquote)

(spoken) used by a speaker to show the beginning (and end) of a word, phrase, etc. that has been said or written by somebody else: This, quote, ‘novel of the century’, unquote, is probably the most boring book I’ve ever read.

cuff quote

n. an off-the-cuff quote of a financial instrument price. (Securities markets.) This is just a cuff quote, but I would say it’s about ninety-four.
See also: cuff, quote

quote, unquote

phr. a parenthetical expression said before a word or short phrase indicating that the word or phrase would be in quotation marks if used in writing. So I said to her, quote, unquote, it’s time we had a little talk.
See also: unquote
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