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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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But this way of understanding rhythm assumes that there is an underlying meter to the line, an assumption that is not always valid when we shift to talk of some of the freer kinds of the likewise vague "free verse.
8220;Wherever I go, women always compliment me on what I'm wearing and my look, so now when I stop through a city, I want women to look and feel just as good as I do, so I will help them get set up with their first verse,” says Tocarra.
Blanks are inserted immediately after the heading of the song (second half of verse 1: Ashirah la-Adonai ki ga'oh ga'ah), signaling the beginning of the poetical section.
He also remembers the starting and ending verses of each page of the Quran and whether a verse was revealed in Makkah or Madinah.
In addition, the author has listed the contents of the verse from the first juzuk to the third juzuk together with the introduction page of the book, which all the three constituents have been interpreted properly.
The body of verse by Tudor and Stuart monarchs Henry VIII, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, and James VI/I has been surprisingly little studied says Herman (English, San Diego State U.
I had a few discussions about the exegesis of this verse and the answer is always, "God can't be wrong in his verses.
Eventually, David's favorite verse became Ephesians 5:22, where God appointed husbands to rule over their wives as Christ ruled over the church.
Starting in the 1920s and for each decade of his life thereafter, the New Negro poet generated canto-like thematic verse sequences.
Verses 1-3 are a community thanksgiving that encourages all the people to praise God for their return from exile.
For instance, part I, verse 11: in the transcription of B, the arm-sign below the m has been omitted.
Afzalur Rahman suggests, for example, that ayat such as al-Sharh: 1-3 may have contributed to the foundation of "surgical medicine and the study of anatomy in the early phase of Islamic civilisation," (8) and that a verse like Qaf': 22 "might have initiated research in the science of ophthalmology among Muslim scientists.
Because I would also do a "touch and go" in Ephesians, I rarely quoted verse 10 which says, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
It gradually turns toward matters of declamation, especially extemporaneously conceived verse performed ad lyram, that is, with improvised melody accompanied by the singer-poet on a stringed instrument, in Brandolini's time probably the lira da braccio.
TUJUNGA - Artists and their muses turned out Saturday for the Shouting Coyote Poetry Fest in Tujunga, celebrating local masters of the verse and looking to reignite the community's long-time affinity for rhyme and meter.