in gory detail

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Definition of in gory detail

informal
: by including the small facts or pieces of information that are unpleasant or interesting in a shocking way The murder was described in gory detail.

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“In gory detail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20gory%20detail. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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