Meaning of “give /quote sth/sb chapter and verse” in the English Dictionary

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"give /quote sth/sb chapter and verse" in British English

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give /quote sth/sb chapter and verse

to give exact information about something, especially something in a book:

I can't quote you chapter and verse but I think it's a line from "Macbeth".

(Definition of “give /quote sth/sb chapter and verse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)