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.
(prenominal) explained in great detail: a blow-by-blow account of the argument
Described in minute detail, as in Tell me about last night’s party, blow by blow. This term originated in radio broadcasts during the 1930s, in which the sportscaster gave a detailed account of each punch struck in a boxing match. It soon was transferred to a detailed account of anything at all.
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a small, usually hand-held electrical appliance combining a comb and blow-dryer, permitting one to style the hair while drying it.
the outer bark of an oak, Quercus suber, of Mediterranean countries, used for making stoppers for bottles, floats, etc. Also called cork oak. the tree itself. something made of cork. a piece of cork, rubber, or the like used as a stopper, as for a bottle. Angling. a small float to buoy up a fishing […]