American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Exhibiting great detail: a blow-by-blow description of the accident.
- adj. idiomatic Detailing every action or occurrence completely.
- n. idiomatic An account, description, or commentary including every detail of the action or event.
- adj. providing great detail
- Probably from the detailed description of a fight or boxing match, where a "blow" means a hit or a landed punch. (Wiktionary)
“You can read about the week at Stephen Kotowych's excellent blow-by-blow blog entries here.”
“This morning, for example, I was cracking up reading the blow-by-blow "coverage" of yesterday's Republican debate by comedian Andy Borowitz.”
“I'd barely sparked up my nicotine fix before Al answered back, bless him, and before I knew it, I had blow-by-blow detailed instructions on how to get to Al and Heather's place in Hackney, with alternative routes for simplicity versus scenery, and even a sneaky wee way of getting me into their flat in their absence.”
“A blow-by-blow account of my trip with another lawyer to Prague in the Czech Republic”
“Definitely the time the VP of Gvt Relations for Oracle got my profanity-laced blow-by-blow recap of a Temptation Island episode.”
“You can read the blow-by-blow tale on his own site, but here's a condensed version:”
“A simple blow-by-blow description of how to operate in that scenario would help me.”
“A blow-by-blow account of my trip with another lawyer to Prague in the Czech Republic;”
“It is a blow-by-blow recounting of how politicians—Democrats and Republicans—passed the laws that encouraged the banks to make the loans that would never be repaid, and that would result in your lost job.”
“Over at Popular Mechanics I've got a long piece offering a detailed blow-by-blow account of how one of the co-pilots of the Air France jetliner managed, in the course of just five minutes, to take a perfectly operational airplane from an altitude of nearly seven miles down to impact with the ocean.”
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