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blow-by-blow

[bloh-bahy-bloh]
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adjective
  1. 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.
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noun
  1. a blow-by-blow account.
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Origin of blow-by-blow

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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  • 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

blow-by-blow

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