a blow-by-blow account

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a blow-by-blow account

A very thorough and detailed description of an event or occurrence. I'm so jealous that you get to go to the gala! I'll want a blow-by-blow account when you get home tonight! Don't bore people with a blow-by-blow account that chronicles every minute of your trip—just give them the highlights.
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blow-by-blow account

 and blow-by-blow description
Fig. a detailed description (of an event) given as the event takes place. (This referred originally to reporting on boxing.) I want to listen to a blow-by-blow account of the prizefight. The lawyer got the witness to give a blow-by-blow description of the argument.
See also: account

a blow-by-blow account

A blow-by-blow account of an event describes every stage of it in great detail. She wanted a blow-by-blow account of what happened.
See also: account

a blow-by-blow account

a detailed narrative of events as they happened.
See also: account

a ˌblow-by-ˌblow acˈcount, deˈscription, etc.

an account, a description, etc. in which all the details of an event are told in the order in which they happened: He gave us a blow-by-blow account of everything he had done that day.
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We've had the blow by blow account of the disintegration of their relationship on their show.
If you read Northern Ontario Business you are no doubt the type of individual who has been following this corporate passion play closely, so I'll spare you the blow by blow account.
You know the Luneta incident is still fresh in our minds and the issue raised very clearly and seriously then was the overcoverage of the media, which included the blow by blow accounts of what was happening and this certainly affected the ability of the police authorities to handle the situation and in fact had resulted in the unfortunate death of a number of Hong Kong residents," he said.