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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".
Translations of “give /quote sth/sb chapter and verse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給出…的準確出處/向(某人)提供(資訊的)準確出處…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给出…的准确出处/向(某人)提供(信息的)准确出处…
(Definition of give /quote sth/sb chapter and verse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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