give (someone) chapter and verse

give (someone) chapter and verse
give/quote (someone) chapter and verse to give exact information about something, especially something in a book.

The strength of the book is that when it makes accusations it gives chapter and verse, often backed up by photographic evidence.

I can't quote you chapter and verse, but I'm pretty sure it's a line from 'Macbeth'.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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