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chapter and verse

In thorough and exact detail. Likened to the ability to quote a passage of Scripture by citing the exact chapter and verse where it appears. If you need to be updated on the case, ask Stan—he can cite it chapter and verse. I know the manual chapter and verse. Which part are you looking for?
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cite (something) chapter and verse

To recite all the facts or details of something. Likened to quoting Scripture by citing the exact chapter and verse where it appears. Ask Stan if you need to be updated on the case—he can cite it chapter and verse.
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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.
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verse (someone or oneself) in (something)

To train, familiarize, or educate someone or oneself in or about some field or activity. Often used in the passive construction "be (well) versed in (something)." Our program is intended to verse older customers in the basics of the computer's operating system. As a project manager of over 15 years, I'm well versed in overseeing large teams and meeting deadlines. I versed myself in three different languages while I was in college.
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chapter and verse

Fig. very specifically detailed, in reference to sources of information. (A reference to the method of referring to biblical text.) He gave chapter and verse for his reasons for disputing that Shakespeare had written the play. The suspect gave chapter and verse of his associate's activities.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chapter and verse

The precise authority backing up a statement or view; established rules for or detailed information about something. For example, You can't withdraw a card after you've played it; I'll cite you the rules, chapter and verse . The term alludes to the chapter and verse of a quotation from the Bible, long regarded as an ultimate authority. [Early 1600s]
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chapter and verse

If you give someone chapter and verse on a subject, you tell them all the details of it, without missing anything out. It gives chapter and verse on how to select a product. When we expressed doubts they handed us the proof, chapter and verse. Note: This expression refers to the practice of giving precise chapter and verse numbers when quoting passages from the Bible.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

chapter and verse

an exact reference or authority.
Chapter and verse was originally used to refer to the numbering of passages in the Bible. It is now also used more generally to refer to any (usually written) authority for something.
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ˌchapter and ˈverse

the exact details of something, especially the exact place where particular information may be found: I can’t give you chapter and verse, but I can tell you that the lines she quoted come from a Brecht play.This originally referred to books of the Bible, which are divided into chapters with numbered divisions called verses.
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verse in

To familiarize someone with something by study or experience. Used chiefly in the passive or with a reflexive: She is versed in physics. He has versed himself in the art of fencing. The music teacher will verse the students in keeping time to a beat.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

chapter and verse

mod. in the finest detail. (From the chapter and verse organization of the Bible.) He could recite the law concerning state-funded libraries, chapter and verse.
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chapter and verse, cite/give

Back up a statement or belief by citing the precise authority on which it is based. The chapter and verse refer to the Bible, which was long considered the ultimate authority, and was (and is) frequently quoted by the clergy with precise attribution to the exact chapter and verse. The figurative use, referring to any established set of rules, dates from the seventeenth century and was long very common, but is heard less often today.
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In eight verses we get a theological title for the work, a dose of the prophets, and a portrait of John.
When the first three syllables of an on-verse are not categorically stressed, and when the stressed syllable of a finite verb falls on the fourth or subsequent syllable, that verse will be an A3 and will end with that verb.
The verse has generally been taken as a hortatory admonition to the Israelites of the time the words were first spoken who were told--as a group in plural, and as individuals within that group in singular (4)--to consider that in their own personal past they have been rebellious, and that consequently the gift of the Land of Israel comes not from their own merit.
Only the opening two lines of the third verse and the five lines of the final verse are run-on lines and do not contain questions.
If we understand free verse as verse that is nonmetrical, and rhythm as contingent, if not on meter, then at least upon some kind of recurrence or regularity or patterning, we recognize how free verse and rhythm may seem incompatible.
First Verse apparel is a new establishing brand that caters to the new and wise generation, as our name suggests our focus is to provide the now trend wear apparel and accessories, and position ourselves as the top retail store servicing this particular market.
Second places with highly commended were won by Libby Harrison, Bertie Hancock and Tom Dewes in Humorous Verse and Lily Harmston in Verse Speaking, both Class D.
Intro, Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus; and
Khaliqov, whose extraordinary memory has won him several Quranic competitions and brought him numerous honours, remembers the number of verses in each chapter of the Quran as well as the starting and ending verses of each chapter.
If a student does not know or forgot obscure in meaning one word or a Quranic verse, with this book InshaAllah he can remember what he forgot and clarify the ambiguity of meaning.
Royal poetrie; monarchic verse and the political imaginary of early modern England.
In an interview with Egypt's local news website, Salem Abdel Galel, deputy ministry of endowment for Islamic da'wa, wondered how stores that "sell juice allow themselves to put a verse from the Quran on their storefront?"
I think the root of the misunderstandings arises from a verse in the holy Quran.
Verse 83 of Surah 4, which is cited in the question, mentions an Arabic word, istinbat, which means 'deducing or coming to a conclusion', but this verse does not deal with enacting rules and regulations.