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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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One cannot simply pick verses out of context and use them as fundamentals for their individual desires, as is the case with the extremist militants.
The ninth chapter of Deuteronomy begins with a short hortatory passage (verses 1-6), and then transitions to a longer narrative passage, which recounts the events of the golden calf (beginning with verse 8).
They are not end-stopped as the other lines and verses are but convey in this final verse what Tsur refers to as a "divergent, fluid structure" (Playing by Ear 154).
It is worth noting that 33 of the 136 songs (24%) in this dataset begin with either a chorus or hook, a trend that harkens back to the commercial music of the 1930s and 1940s with the Verse, Verse, Chorus, Verse (AABA) style form.
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.
Verses of al-Quran are sometimes related to one another in various parts.
A number of Muslim scholars told local media that the use of Quranic verses in this manner is prohibited, saying that the Quran is meant to serve as a guideline for daily life and should not be placed on walls and posters "inappropriately.
I think the root of the misunderstandings arises from a verse in the holy Quran.
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").
Some of the aspects that will be discussed include imitations, cadences, use of cantus firmus, length of verses, and use of mode.
the host of potential line-order permutations that inhere in many rhyming palindromic verses, the number of different examples of the form that have been implicitly published to date is actually far more than ten; to some extent, the argument turns on exactly what one means by "different," and exactly what one means by "published.
To me and my faith community, this verse suggested that Christianity was the only path to God.
As a result, quite often she has translated as independent verbal sentences what are in reality relative clauses introduced by a relative form, as in part I, verses 30, 33, and 37; part II, verses 34, 39, and 40; part III, verse 14; part IV, verses 8, 10, and 11 (where the author even opts for a completely unnecessary emendation to bring the text in line with her interpretation).
In a number of verses, the Qur'an draws attention to a variety of natural phenomena.
National Park officials announced on July 14th that, because of an inquiry from the Arizona Chapter of the ACLU, bronze plaques inscribed with Bible verses had been removed.