One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give a full account of something.
- ‘Without going into detail (see, I'm doing it again) I think people feel that feathers have been ruffled.’
- ‘It is full colour and goes into detail on all aspects.’
- ‘A day later, he reiterated his decision to leave the Yankees and went into detail about his rift with Steinbrenner.’
- ‘Without going into detail on their accusations, suffice it to say they should ensure they do their jobs properly before casting blame elsewhere.’
- ‘I feel I ought also to apologise for going into detail!’
- ‘I can't be naffed going into detail about it (although there's a chance you may get to read about it if I feel the need to spew it out).’
- ‘The diet refers to the ketone as a ‘fat mobilisation substance,’ discussing how it helps to burn fat without going into detail about what ketones really are.’
- ‘I'm not going into detail in a family newspaper.’
- ‘Without going into detail, he gets hired for a particularly large job, but he is offered a ‘minimum of 8 figures’.’
- ‘But now I am glad that I went into detail from the first, for there is something so strange about this place and all in it that I cannot but feel uneasy.’
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