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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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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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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

v.
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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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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21) and a short song (end of verse 21) parallel to v.
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.
Particularly effective also is the use of anaphora: "the deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of each one of a sequence of sentences, paragraphs, lines of verse or stanzas" (Abrams 279).
On the other hand, if we insist on the materiality that traditional prosody celebrates, and on rhythm demanding some patterning on that level, we cannot find it in much of free verse.
Intro, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Hook, Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Hook, Bridge, Chorus, Chorus, Outro;
This tafsir reveals places of the verse which clarify the ambiguous verses.
On Wednesday, Egypt's former mufti Nasr Farid Wasel told Al-Masry Al-Youm that this trend started when shop owners began placing Quranic verses on storefronts and then they appeared in paraphernalia of political parties.
As a young Bible college student, my favorite verse was Galatians 3:28, where God pronounced everyone equal ("in Christ there is neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek, bond nor free").
While we gain a deep fountain of insight, hope, and transformation from Rom 3:28, the verse comes in context--and a rich one indeed.
Maxwell's extensively annotated collection assembles all four of McKay's verse volumes, namely, his early Jamaican collections, Songs of Jamaica (1912) and Constab Ballads (1912), the initially London-published Spring in New Hampshire (1920), and the poet's most spectacular assortment, Harlem Shadows (1922).
Carmen Lau and Jaspreet Khella: distinctions, introductory level verse speaking.
The cycle sets the odd-numbered verses of the Magnificat text polyphonically, except for the first verse, which is divided into the initial monophonic intonation of the word "Magnificat," followed by a polyphonic response.
A surprising and little-recognized property of rhyming, end-to-end-palindromic verse is that, contrary to intuition, the order of the lines in such verse may often be transposed in a number of ways without loss of either rhyme or palindromicity.
To me and my faith community, this verse suggested that Christianity was the only path to God.
The goal of the Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible is to illustrate the entire Bible verse-by-verse, one illustration per verse.