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Chapter and Verse : Phrases



Meaning:

The precise authority backing up a statement or view; established rules for, or detailed information about something.


Example:

You can't withdraw your bet after you've placed it - I'll cite you the rules,
chapter and verse.


Origin:

This 1600s expression alludes to the chapter and verse of a quotation from the Bible, long regarded as an ultimate authority.

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