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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for blow-by-blow

complete, exhaustive, in-depth, minute, precise, thorough

Examples from the Web for blow-by-blow

Contemporary Examples of blow-by-blow

Historical Examples of blow-by-blow

  • In fact, I got a blow-by-blow description of your entire escape from them.

    Captives of the Flame

    Samuel R. Delany

  • The next half hour covered a blow-by-blow account of Paul Brennan's efforts to have the minor restored to him.

    The Fourth R

    George Oliver Smith

British Dictionary definitions for blow-by-blow



(prenominal) explained in great detaila blow-by-blow account of the argument
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