blow-by-blow

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EtymologyEdit

Probably from the detailed description of a fight or boxing match, where a "blow" means a hit or a landed punch.

AdjectiveEdit

blow-by-blow (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Detailing every action or occurrence completely.
    He gave a blow-by-blow account of the entire trip.

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NounEdit

blow-by-blow (plural blow-by-blows)

  1. (idiomatic) An account, description, or commentary including every detail of the action or event.
    The media published a blow-by-blow of the trial as it happened.

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Last modified on 29 December 2013, at 01:27