from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Full, detailed information on a subject or issue: recited the client's complaints by chapter and verse.
- n. Bible A specific passage.
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It would be a tedious work of supererogation to follow him chapter and verse through all his unerring inaccuracies and flagrant incomprehensions, as he delineates her slow/[Page xliv]/martyrdom by incessant stabs in non-vital places, inflicted by her maleficent and heedless helpmate.
He produced chapter and verse in support of this last statement, and Mrs Bradley cackled.
She preferred CNN, but they had passed the morning's event off in sixty seconds at the top of the hour and were now giving chapter and verse about a prayer meeting the president had presumed to intermix with international politics.
Because the first thing Beck asked me this morning was chapter and verse about the Uzis.
'The words of King Lemuel' (she could cite chapter and verse as well as her husband).