chapter and verse
noun Date: 1628 1. the exact reference or source of information or justification for an assertion <
clinched their arguments by citing chapter and verse — J. M. Burns
>
2. full precise information or detail <
can give chapter and verse on the effects of diverting defense spending — Horace Sutton
>
chapter and verse adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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