- 一五一十 [yī wǔ yì shí]
- relate in detail; count by fives and tens; enumerate on and on; from the very beginning; in detail; narrate systematically and in full detail; go into the ins and outs; in good order and with nothing missing; narrate in details; tell sb. all about from first to last, omitting no detail; with nothing missing:
tell the whole affair from beginning to end; tell sb. the whole story from beginning to end 一五一十，从头至尾
He launched into a long series of excuses for his behaviour.