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[bloh-bahy-bloh] /ˈbloʊˌbaɪˈbloʊ/
precisely detailed; describing every minute detail and step:
a blow-by-blow account of the tennis match; a blow-by-blow report on the wedding ceremony.
a blow-by-blow account.
Origin of blow-by-blow
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blow by blow


(prenominal) explained in great detail: a blow-by-blow account of the argument
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Slang definitions & phrases for blow by blow

blow by blow


: a blow-by-blow account

adverb phrase

In a complete and detailed way: I'll tell you what happened blow by blow (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with blow by blow

blow by blow

Described in minute detail, as in Tell me about last night's party, blow by blow. This term originated in radio broadcasts during the 1930s, in which the sportscaster gave a detailed account of each punch struck in a boxing match. It soon was transferred to a detailed account of anything at all.
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